August 9, 1841

Monday, 9th. Distance 18 miles.

Jimmy John tells us a little bit more.

9th. Traveled 16 miles on the bank of the river except in the afternoon we left the river and returned to it at night and camped. Killed two antelope and caught a number of fine fish.

Note the difference in mileage, which suggests that they were estimating it.

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Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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