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T. C. Elliott

incident as of the year 1825 ; but this is a trifle early for Miss Sarah to have been present.

Doubtless some such incident occurred during some Indian raid and became a common tale among the trappers, and Joseph L. Meek easily attached the Ogden name and American gallantry to it. It is fairly certain that the rival trapping parties did not raid each others' camps. The writer is in possession of a copy of the journals of Peter Skene Ogden during the period of his command of the Snake Country Brigades, and these make no mention of any such incident, or of his family accompanying him; and probably they did not.