The Hole-in-the-Rock Foundation Preserving the History and Sharing the Legacy
Wednesday, Dec. 3d, 1879. "Drove back to camp much of the way in the rain which wet me to the skin. In the evening an informal meeting was held in bro Smiths tent when those who had been out reported the result of their explorations, after which on motion of bro Jens Neilsen sen it was resolved unanimously to sustain bro Smith in whatever course he thought best for us to pursue. Bro Smith then said he thought we ought to go ahead and all present expressed themselves willing to spend 3 or 4 months if necessary working on the road in order to get through…"
Thursday, December 4th, 1879. "Bro Smith called a meeting of the whole camp to take an expression of their feelings in order that bros Sckow & Collet may know what to report to those behind, when it was unanimously resolved to go to work on the road."