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A stake was driven at the foot of a hill surrounded by sage and rabbit brush, coyotes, and the tribes of Chief Walker and Chief San Pitch, designating the appointed place for a settlement. A favorable report of the exploration was given to Brigham Young on September 1, 1849. Isaac Morley, Seth Taft, Charles Shumway, and Nelson Higgins were chosen by Brigham Young to lead a company into the valley of the San Pitch. ”5 Philip Klingensmith, his wife, and three children were among the 224 men, women, and children who were called to colonize this new settle­ ment.

XIX. (Liver­ pool; London: Latter-day Saints’ Book Depot, 1857), 609-610. , 609. TO THE VALLEY OF THE MOUNTAINS 51 dols. before the Emigration commenced roling in, were sold &. traded dur­ ing the summer & fall of 1849 from 15 to 25 dollars; Harness from 2 to 15 dollars (Per) set which a short time Previous would have brought 30 to 50 dollars (Per) set. Oxen, Cows, Horse, Mules, &c were sold & exchanged upon the most resonable terms. Fresh Horses &. mules were soon raised to $200 each, so great was the demand for them.

As senior Church authorities and other members left the banks of the Mis­ souri River, the Klingensmiths had to be more self-reliant in terms of both spiritual faith and physical resources. Philip, as a blacksmith and farmer, was kept busy building wagons and farming to help sustain his family and immigrants who were arriving from abroad. Hannah’s helping hands must have been welcome, with so much sickness in the camp. 10 On Thursday, January 20, 1848, while Philip and Hannah were still ’ibid. "Ibid.

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