[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...Brother Parley Pratt said I was ingaged in the best work I could be ingaged in. I feel that we are bringing that people to a knowledge of the things of God.
When I have traveled among them they have treated me vary kind. I called upon a Chief one day & I was hungry. His squaw went to work & dryed some wheat heads by the fire rubed out the wheat in her hands put it onto a smooth stone & took another smooth round stone & ground it fine & made me a cake of it & baked it by the fire. While she was doing this her daughter made me some good wine out of some buries she had preserved. So I had bread & wine for my dinner, all manufactured in a few moments. They rejoiced at our visit with them & many of them have been baptized & in some instances try to imitate our practices. In one instance a company of three came to visit us all highly painted up & dressed in the best they had. When they came to us we told them the mormons did not paint. They went to the creek & washed it all off. We feel that much good is begining to be done among that People. (1)
-- Apr 22, 1852. Thursday.
[William Clayton Journal] Heavy showers of rain and hail, accompanied by thunder most of the night. This morning is very cold. Heavy showers constantly falling attended by very strong winds. At 9 o clock the weather was more favorable and we continued our journey. The road [round] the point of the mountain although considerable digging has been done is yet very rough, and appears dangerous. We got over safe and it immediately after commenced raining heavy and continu[ed] some time. We arrived at E[dwar]d Robinson, at noon very cold and wet. He pressed us to stop and warm and gave us plenty of good beer. We tarried with him one hour and then went on to Battle Creek,2 where we found Geo[rge] Wardle Edwin Rushton and W[illia]m Dunn waiting for us having travelled  miles. (2)
-- Aug 21, 1852
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 21st Met in Council with the Presidency & 6 of the 12. It seemed good to see so many of the 12 together again. We had a Social time to gether for several hours then dispersed to their homes.
The Shoshonees or snake Indians came into the City to day to make peace with the Utahs & Walkers Company. They smoked the pipe of peace & shook hands in friendship & fellowship. They have been at war for many years but through the wise course of President Young they are brought to peace. (1)
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] The Shoshonees or snake Indians came into the City to day to make peace with the Utahs & Walkers Company. They smoked the pipe of peace & shook hands in friendship & fellowship. They have been at war for many years but through the wise course of President Young they are brought to peace. (1)
-- Oct 9, 1852. Saturday.
[William Clayton Journal] ...There are two trading stations between Fort Laramie and this point, and upwards of 120 Lodges of Indians in the neighborhood. At the lower trading house we noticed a stack of wheat in the sheaf. Wheat is offered at $4 per bushel, Sugar and Coffee 50 cents per lb, tea $2.50 per lb. Four of the brethren suceeded in trading each a worn down horse with the Indians for a good pony each; the Indians following the camp and appearing very anxious to trade, which was indeed unexpected by the brethren. This again convinces us that the Lord is with us and favors us every day for it seems unreasonable to suppose that the Indians would have traded for such animals as they have, unless they were impelled by a superior power.... (2)
1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton
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