June 8-9, 1860

A page from a diary hadwritten in pencil dated June 9.

no trouble to this point Distance made 23 m yesterday & to day saw the polar which points north almost like the needle also wild Sunflower Squash & mount moss, [Dove] & cattle bird – 9 Left camp at 7, had a tremendous blow last night about 2, thunder & heavy rain, which lasted an hour or so, when I lay down last night, I placed my hands over my head & cracks like sparks, from a [Leyden] jar passed between my hands or wrists & my
head, at first I thought it was in my cheek bone

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