Westward Ho!. An Account of the West By: Johnny Jones and Sally Sunshine. The Mormons. Causes. Mormon: a Christian sect founded by Joseph Smith in 1830 AKA The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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An Account of the West
By: Johnny Jones and Sally Sunshine
“Soon after the settlement began, persecution began, and as the society increased persecution also increased, until the society at last was compelled to leave the county.” -Edward Partridge, Dec. 10, 1838 Source: http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/JGreene-Missouri.html
“We dug and dug to the first of November. At night it commenced raining, and rained and snowed pretty much all the winter. We had a tent but it barely kept us all dry. There were from eight to twelve in one camp. We cut down pine trees for shakes to make a cabin. It was a whole week before we had a cabin to keep us dry.” -Alvin Coffey Source: http://www.sfmuseum.org/bio/coffey.html
“Saturday, August 7, -- Travel 25 miles, the last 13 without water; very rough, dusty roads; camp an hour after dark on Dry Creek; water scarce; grass plenty.
Tuesday, August 10, -- Travel 12 miles; very rough and dusty roads; grass scarce; camp on Second Rock Creek; some grass, water and wood plenty; mother taken sick in the evening.”
-James Akin, Jr.
“He had been lucky on his hunt, and had about a pack of beaver, worth something like $500, which made him feel rich and quite able to pass a pleasant winter.” -Charles Larpenteur Source: www.xmission.com/~drudy/mtman/html/larpenteur/larpenteur.html