4 Oct, 1841.
We crossed the lake where it is about one mile in width.
Here our first horse was stolen, while we were engaged in crossing. Here, also Joseph CLINE, in company with an Indian, went to Fort Colville for provisions. He rejoined the party at old Fort Spokane, bringing some mouldy flour, some bran and some dried peas. Here we left two families, who on account of sickness were unable to proceed further.
Flett, John. "Interesting Local History: A Sketch of the Emigration from Selkirk's Settlement to Puget Sound in 1841." Tacoma Daily Ledger, February 1885.
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