Mormon History, Jul 1, 1846

[Hosea Stout Diary] Wednesday July the 1st 1846. To day all hands went to work at the bridge. Earley in the morning a lot of them met there before the rest and appointed a new Foreman and commenced work.But as soon as the rest came they were not satisfied with him and so they had a new election and appointed a new one again this was Raymond Clark.He was more fortunate than the to others who preceeded him.For all hands went to work under him appearantly well satisfied.His plan was to rebuild the old bridge or in other words to build on the place where the old one was which was on a large raft or as some call it a drift on which the former bridge was built.He succeeded in uniting all the hands in his opinion so that they all went to work and about sun down finished it.This might have been done the first day had the matter been planed & executed as it was today by a competent foreman.At noon I went home and stayed there the rest of the day.On my way home I met a large company of hands coming to work on the bridgethese were the men belonging to Henry W. Millers company which had just arrived and encamped[.] Our encampment now was very large[.] The hills were full of our tents & waggons and seemed to be nearley as large as the first camp when it started in February

[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]
[Diaries of Hosea Stout]

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