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^[[B.A.E. No. 4419]]

SUMNER'S JOURNAL
[[underlined]] Through the Canon [[/underlined]]
Mouth of Uintah River

July 6th, 1869.  After seven (7) days of weary useless waiting we are at last ready to cut loose from the last sign of civilization for many hundred miles.  The "Emma Dean" now as before taking the lead followed close by "Kitty's Sister" named ^[[manned]] by Rhodes, Hall and Howland.  "The Maid" leaving last, named ^[[manned]] by Bradley, Walter Powell and Seneca Howland.  Goodman being fonder of "Bullwhacking" than rowing, left the party at the agency.  Dropped down to a large island (2 miles) to where some white men had planted a garden; landed and the Proff, Dunn, and Hall stole their armsfull of young beets, turnips, and potatoes.  Rowed down a few miles past some splendid cottonwood islands and camped for dinner under the shade of one.  Cooked our stolen forage, ate it, and pulled out again, but had not rowed a mile when all hands were as sick as landsmen on their first voyage.  The Prof claims that it was caused by some narcotic principle in the greens.  Hall decided the thing by swearing they were not half cooked, as the first thing he pulled out of his neck was a potato vine  a foot
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