LDS History, June 4, 1834

-- June 4, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Mississippi River, Missouri. Joseph Smith and the Zions Camp marchers went from Atlas, Illinois, to the banks of the Mississippi River, where it took two days to cross into Missouri because they had only one ferry. (1)

[Joseph Smith] Mississippi River, Missouri. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to his wife, Emma Smith. (1)

-- 1834 June 4
[Joseph Smith] -5 Camp crosses the Mississippi into Missouri. (2)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph writes Emma that the Camp has reached the Mississippi in good condition, but needs more men. He enjoys the journey, especially "wandering over the plains of the Nephites, recounting occasionaly the history of the Book of Mormon, roving over the mounds of that once beloved people of the Lord, picking up their skulls & their bones, as a proof of its divine authenticity " 1834
Joseph to Emma, June 4, 1834 (2)

-- 1834 June 5
[Joseph Smith] A. S. Gilbert, W. W. Phelps, and "Edward Partridge, &c." write the governor, "We think the time is just at hand, when our Society will be glad to avail themselves of the protection of a military guard, that they may return to Jackson county." They request "an order on the commanding officer, to be sent by return of mail, that we might have it in our hands to present when our people are ready to start." History JS, MS 15 no. 5, (Jan. 29, 1853): 69-70. (2)

-- 1834 June 6
[Joseph Smith] Governor still looking for a compromise without getting involved personally. Daniel Dunklin to Col. Thornton, June 6, 1834 (2)

-- June 7, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Salt River, Missouri. The Zions Camp march, led by Joseph Smith, encamped in the woods near a spring of water at Salt River. (1)

-- June 8, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Salt River, Missouri. Joseph Smith and the Zions Camp brethren enjoyed preaching on the Sabbath and were joined later that day by the Prophets brother Hyrum Smith and Lyman Wight with a company of volunteers they had gathered from Michigan. (1)

-- June 9, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Salt River, Missouri. Joseph Smith and the Zions Camp marchers remained at the Salt River for three days, resting themselves and reorganizing the camp. (1)

-- 1834 June 9
[Joseph Smith] Governor Dunklin writes W. W. Phelps and others: HC 2:89. (2)

[Joseph Smith] you have a second order for the delivery of your arms now in the possession of the militia of Jackson county. Colonel Lucas has resigned his command, he informs me. If Lieut.-Colonel Pitcher should be arrested before you receive this, you will please hold up the order until I am informed who may be appointed to the command of the regiment. (2)

-- June 13, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Near the Salt River, Missouri. On the Zions Camp march led by Joseph Smith, Elder Heber C. Kimballs horses got loose through the negligence of the guards, and he had to pursue the horses for 10 miles. (1)

-- June 14, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Near the Salt River, Missouri. Joseph Smith and the Zions Camp marchers encamped in an unsafe and unpleasant situation in a ravine because it was the only place to get water for several miles. (1)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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