Transcript for Armstrong, Thomas Columbus, Autobiographical sketch, in 85th Quorum, Biographies, 1844-1894, reel 36, 14, in Seventies Quorum Records, 1844-1975

. . . & on 27 th June 1856 I with my Mother [Eliza Salt Armstrong] & son [Thomas Columbus Armstrong, Jr.] started up the River for Florence in route for G. S. L. City (my wife [Elizabeth Halse Armstrong] refused staying behind in St. Louis)[.] After a short stay at Florence to get Cattle the[n] We started in company with the First Hand Cart Company across the plains. I staid at Laramie to buy a yoke of Cattle which caused a weeks detention[.] After travelling from there a few days alone we fell in with the 3 rd Hand Cart company & rolled on with them & finally arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake on Sunday 5 th / 56 all well