[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 2d We were informed this morning that Comodore Stockton Had Changed his mind & concluded to go down on the north side of the river. Accordingly He crossed over with his troop. Our company Bought some half a dozen horses of Rashaw. We then started on the Journey.
The Brethren killed A fat Buffalo Cow near the road. We stoped the camp & dressed the meat & took it along which detained the camp some. We travled 13 miles & camped on the Platt.
In the evening Br Markham & myself went out to see if we could get any Buffalo Cows. We saw some of the Brethren dressing a young Bull which they had killed. We could not find any cows And we would not shoot Bulls though they came so near me I Stoned them off with stones. I was quite surprised to see with what expertness the Buffalo would clime the mountains & rocks. They would go in places whare Horned Cattle would never think of going. Some steps in the rocks in their path was more than 6 feet high in perpendicular rocks. We shot a wolf A deer, stoned A Bull & got neither of them & returned to camp. 13 m.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]