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Diary of William Polke – Saturday, 10 Nov. 1838


Saturday, 10 Nov. 1838 “The settlements with the teamsters and officers were concluded today.Tomorrow we set out for home every thing having resulted as well and as happily as could have been anticipated by the most sanguine.” “I believe the foregoing journal to be correct in every thing pertaining to distances, localities, etc., etc.” J.C. Douglass,Enroll. Agent Scale of Distances …

Diary of William Polke – Wednesday, 7 Nov. 1838


Wednesday, 7 Nov. 1838 Diary of William Polke “Travelled from Bulltown encampment to McLean’s Grove, a distance of twenty five miles. It had snowed the night previous and continued most of the day, which was very windy and excessively cold. But a small number of the teams kept in company—most of them selecting their own routes.”