Dr Sirs I am at this time in a bustle as we
are about leaving this place for the planes. Our company are all here but four wagons
that will be in this day we think. I shall enclose Judge Campbells $100 note in this
letter as this is my last opportunity. -- Boys all well & in fine spirits -- look for
no more till I get to ft Hall but if I can write sooner I will. the fifty dollars I
got of the Judge I shall use. I have braking mule today feel tierd But good health --
Many of the Boys straped -- I shall have enough But two price for evry thing.
No More But remain yours in haste
B. C. Kenny
Jno & Jas Renny
since I started & one to Jas legg.
C. K. Notes:
Fort Hall Idaho (near Pocatello)
was built in 1834 on the banks of the Snake River.
First owned by Columbia River Fishing and Trading Company, it was sold to the Hudson
Bay Company in 1837. It fell into disrepair and was dismantled in 1863. Fort Hall
was a major stop along the Oregon Trail (a.k.a. Oregon-California Trail) for settlers
seeking the Oregon Territory and for those Argonauts seeking the California gold
See our Trails West Map
From the Collection of Fred Smoot
Provenance: Richard Frajola, 2000