Transcript for Gudmundson, Samuel, Diaries 1860-1900, 17, 19
We left Florendze in the middle of July and had a man named Harley as our captain. The first days we drove very slowly and had plenty of grass the whole time. We soon came to the Plat[te] river where the apostles O. Pratt and Erastus Snow came to fetch us and follow the emigrants. There were lots of trains until we arrived in Salt Lake City. We followed the Plat[te] river for several weeks and after leaving the Plat[te] river we had more uneven terrain to drive over. Now we began to see snow on the mountains and we now began to climb the Rocky Mountains. It was very cold.
On Sunday the 22nd of September I arrived in the Scandinavian Company of the Saints, guided by Capt. A. D. Wooly to Great Salt Lake City, the biggest "forrest" and the Lord's Zion in these last days.