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four weeks Daniel returned home on October 19, 1848. November 20 1848, Daniel rented a room to Elder Heber C Kimball, who had been sent there from Salt Lake to round up the Saints and encourage them to right living, and warned them to not be carried away with the great riches the Lord was showering upon them. Daniel records January 25 1848,he entered into a contract and commenced building a warehouse for Mr. Jones, and on the 29th rented the basement, and finished the building according to agreement March 5, 1848.

Daniel's Last Trip to the Mines

The fare on the boat from San Francisco to Sacramento being $40.00 one way, Daniel in company with Joseph Mathews left home April 12, 1849, in a wagon, and arrived at Ashbury, Pueblo, at 11:00 AM April 13. Left Pueblo at 9:00 AM April 14 camped within ten miles of Livermore. April 15 arrived at and crossed San Joaquin River. April 16 arrived at Stockton at 10:00 AM, April 17. Left Stockton April 20 traveled 15 miles. April 21 arrived at Stanislau River. Next day crossed the river, swam horses. April 23 traveled till most night. April 15, 1849 arrived at the mines.

May 3 started on another tramp north. May 5 went to Bennett and to the old diggins. Next day turned the creek. May 13 started homeward. May 14, crossed Stanislau river about 1:00 PM. Camped near San Joaquin River. Lost all our horses. May 15, spent all day looking for horses and before night went to Joaquin Ferry

May 16, got a horse and went to Stanislau River and May 17, to Stockton. May 18, went to Joaquin River and found two of our horses, then went to Stockton. May 19, 1849, started for Stanislau River and arrived at the Southern shore at dark. May 20 crossed Ferry and arrived at Upper Ferry at 3:00 PM. Crossed and camped and started across the plains. May 22 arrived at San Jose at 2:00 PM. and below Santa Clara at 6:00 PM May 23 arrived at San Francisco at sundown.

Daniel records July 1, 1849, he paid $50.00 tithing to Brother Lissing. On July 10, he commenced digging a well on some land he arranged to purchase from Brother John M Horner in San Jose, and August 20 commenced building a small house. September 8 paid Higgins for horses lost. November 23 sold one eighth of lot.


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