October 24, 1860

Page of diary handwritten in pencil headed by the date October 24.

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24 We stood off this morning at 5 ¾ crossing Wild Cat at 6 ½ & Big [Blue] at Manhattan at 8 stricking across the hills we nooned from 10 ½ to 1 at some pools of good water 9 miles from [Louicritte] on rock Creek – Camping on the East bank of Rock Creek at 5 o clock The day has been most delightful & our marches being fine & moderate I enjoy it never being tired for & week past I have eaten like a saw-mill. We are nearing our destination rapidly but four more camps to pitch – to day we passed a goodly number of cabins The country rolling with much sandy soil – on the hill tops The grass is fine good & very nutritious – my impressions are Kansas will become a stock country – raising corn on the bottom lands where the farms are & grazing the

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