Transcript for Archibald, Robert, Autobiography and journal, 1856-1862, 8

. . .But July 4, 1861 I met my wife and children Agnes, Mary, Jessie, and Bessie [Betsey Hislop Archibald Orrick] with her two children at Florence after being parted from them for fourteen months.

We continued our journey across the plains in Captain Murdocks Company with ox teams.

We arrived in Provo, September 15, 1861.

Our trip across the plains was all together a pleasure trip to what we thought it would be. Our provisions became short before we could reach the Valley.

We have been blessed indeed since we reached the Valley. . .