Chronicling the Trail of Death: Part 32
December 18, 2014
The Trail of Death
December 18, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death: Part 33

Saturday, 10 Nov. 1838

Diary of William Polke

“The settlements with the teamsters and officers were concluded today.Tomorrow we set out for home every thing having resulted as well and as happily as could have been anticipated by the most sanguine.”

“I believe the foregoing journal to be correct in every thing pertaining to distances, localities, etc., etc.”

J.C. Douglass,
Enroll. Agent

 

Scale of Distances

From Logansport to Quincy: 339 miles
From Quincy to Independence: 213
From Independence to Pottawattomie Creek, W. T.: 66
From Naples, Ill., to Quincy: 49
From Springfield, Ill., to Naples: 59
From Springfield to Danville, Ill.: 126