Transcript for Bunker, Edward, Autobiography, 1894, 22-23
I had for my councilors Bros [David] Grant, a Scotchman and taylor [tailor] by trade, and [John] Macdonald a cabinet maker, neither of
which <whom> had had much experience in handling teams[.] Both were returned missionaries. The Welsh had no experience at all and very few of them could speak English. This made the burden upon me very heavy. I had the mule team to drive and had to instruct the teamsters about yoking the oxen.
The journey from the Missouri river to Salt Lake City was accomplished in 65 days. We were short of provisions all the way and would have suffered for food, had not supplies reached us from the Valley. However we arrived safely in Salt Lake City Oct. 2nd 1856.