Transcript for Bastian, Kirsten Hansen, Reminiscences, in Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, 4 vols. ([Salt Lake City]: International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1998), 1:180
I walked all the way. I waded streams, and tried to keep up and not take help from soldiers, but one loaded me into his wagon when I waded up to my neck in a river. He sent ahead to my wagon to have someone come back and get me. I was always hungry, and a good friend gave me a slice of bread from her pocket morning and night.