Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
June 19th, 1859 -- Today being Sunday, we laid over half a day, hunted, caught and killed considerable lice, this being their first appearance, and I think we must have got them in some of our camping places, as we have all been very attentive to cleanliness, changing our clothes regularly. Hitched up again in the afternoon, and made about 8 miles camping on another beautiful mountain stream. Towards night Kay, Boze and Bellows brought in a fine fat antelope to vary our fare again.
This being Sunday we travelled nine miles. We are in camp by another large creek. We crossed two other small streams. The boys killed an antelope. Some emigrants have some fine fish they caught here.
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