Transcript for Bromley, William M., Journals and notebook, 1871-1904, vol. 2, 1-2

Left St. Louis July 24 th 1855[.] and at Atchison Kansas, engaged to drive a team of oxen to Utah, in a Steinhaus train, owened by Messon Hooper & Williams of Salt Lake City

Leaving the Missouri River on Aug 14th and being heavily [blank space] arriving at Fort Bridger it was determined to Cache the goods & outfit at that place as the depth of snow and the lat[e]ness of the season indicated that to attempt to complete the trip was impractible selecting teams and what was indived sufficient teams & wagons to continue the journey[.] The company started for Salt Lake City, and upon arriving at the Mouth of Echo Kanyon [Canyon] the snow was found to be so deep that it was determined to send a company party on foot to solicit aid for the Company. I volenteared with others and after much exposure and suffering arrived at S.L.C. from which place aid was obtained & the Company subsequently arrived safely.