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10 Famous Quotes by William Henry Ashley
- 3/26/1838
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After an unremitting and severe labour of two days, we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses, and my men excessively fatigued.

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After the departure of the land parties, I embarked with six men on thursday, the 21st april, on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river.

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As my men could profitably employ themselves on these streams, I moved slowly along, averaging not more than five or six miles per day and sometimes remained two days at the same encampment.

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Having now reached a point where danger might be reasonably apprehended from strolling war parties of Indians, spies were kept in advance and strict diligence observed in the duty of sentinels.

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I had the Big Horn river explored from Wind River mountain to my place of embarkation.

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It appears from Mr. Smith's account that there is no scarcity of buffalo as he penetrated the country.

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It appears from this information that the river is not the Multnomah, a southern branch of the Columbia, which I first supposed it to be.

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Many of their lodges remained as perfect as when occupied. They were made of poles two or three inches in diameter, set up in circular form, and covered with cedar bark.

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On my passage thither, I discovered nothing remarkable in the features of the country.

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Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council, all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly disposition towards our government, and their conduct in every particular manifested the sincerity of their declarations.

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