Transcript for Earl, Sylvester Henry, Autobiographical sketch, 8

I returned to St. Louis on a steamboat. Here I purchased a few goods for my family. I then went on a steamboat up the Missouri river as far as Atchison and here I fitted out for the plains. Our company was the third company Elder Blair being the captain, Elder Green and Myself were his councilors.We left the camp ground on the 13th of June[.] traveled two days when the cholera came in and took near one third of the camp. This was the greatest scene of sorrow that I have ever witnessed.

Edward Stevenson was appointed to take charge of the camp and Bro. Barlow took the place of Bro. Green. We had no bad luck on the way but the loss of one man, a gentile, a Mr. Wood from Texas.

I arrived in the valley on the 10th day of September 1855 being gone three years lacking five days. Found my family well during the time of my being in England.