Thursday / December 15, 2005 / Golconda, Illinois

Saturday / December 15, 1838 / Golconda, Illinois

"Those of us who crossed first went on to the place designated for camping about a mile & a half from the river. I immediately commenced gathering wood for the sabbath. Having done this, & commenced making preparation for supper, we were told by a white man living near, that that was not the place for camping, but we must go beyond the next plantation."

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