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Journal of John Work. 311 let the horses feed 3 hours. Where we are encamped is a good feeding place, and much need they have of it. One of the horses, so jaded that he stopped and could not be got on with the others. Sent a man and an Indian to bring him on after he rests a little. We mean to remain here tomorrow to allow the horses to repose and feed, of which they are in much need. Thursday, May 27th. Fine weather till towards evening, when it rained a little. Did not move camp today, but remained, to allow the horses to feed and repose. Friday, May 28th. Fair weather in the morning, heavy rain towards evening. We moved camp at an early hour, reached the river^ at 10 o'clock and got across it with all the luggage, horses, etc., by noon, and by 5 in the evening encamped at a plain where there is good feeding for the horses for the night. Our road to the traverse was as difficult as usual, and after crossing the river, we had a very steep hill to mount, which took us nearly 3 hours to ascend, and v/as very fatiguing, both for horses and men, though the road is pretty good. The road afterward was better than usual. There are some Indians encamped not far from us, but they fled to the hills on our appearance, supposing we were enemies. Saturday, May 29th. Heavy rain all day. Proceeded on our journey at 6 o'clock, and encamped in a swamp at 5, which is the only place we saw to stop at dur- ing the day. Part of the road today was pretty good, being through clean pine woods, but a great deal of it was ^ery

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