68. Frink August 23, 1850

While we were at supper, two men came up afoot, each leading a mule. After picketing the animals, they sat down on the ground near us. They told us they had no provisions left, but having had their dinner to-day, they felt quite satisfied. They had started from Ohio with a good outfit, but the Indians had stolen their animals, and they had to leave their wagons and nearly everything else. We happened to have two biscuits left, and I handed one to each of them as I would to children. Our stock of provisions was low and we were living on short rations; but their condition was so much worse than our own that we resolved to give them their breakfast in the morning.