Mormon History, Oct 31, 1847. Sunday.

[William Clayton Journal] I have spent the past week fixing the houses, making window sash &c. and have been once up to the farm. Our health continues good, and Moroni is improving, but I find it impossible to get a little sugar for the sick and several other little necessaries which are much needed. My situation is gloomy but I am in hopes it will soon improve. Elder Amasa Lyman got in from the company of the Twelve on Thursday evening and says they are yet a hundred miles back, and their teams wore [down]. Some of the men are sick and the whole lack provisions. A company left here yesterday morning with teams and provisions for their help. The Twelve and company arrived in Winter Quarters this afternoon which cheered the hearts of the saints much.

[source: George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995,]

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