The diary records an 1849 journey from Ohio to California going by boat down the Ohio, then overland from Independence to the Platte, Fort Laramie, the Sweetwater, Sublette’s Cut-off, Fort Hall, the Humboldt and Truckee, and Johnson’s Ranch, Placer County. He describes the organization of the company, the country, travel events, and mentions his return voyage by way of Panama on the steamer Republic. There is a table of distances, some financial accounts, and a letter about his trip.
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