Transcript for Hansen, Peter O., to George A. Smith, 29 Sep. 1855, in Missionary reports 1831-1900

By and bye we were organized under Capt. < J. F.> Secrist, who soon died serving the company, and Bro. N. Gyman was chosen Capt. and brought us safe to this place. On the road I chosen to be a sergeant of the guard and an interpreter and had a plenty to do and was blessed in it; and unto him I give all the praise, honor and glory, feeling very thankfull for my safe return in good condition rejoicing> in the midst of this people, with whom I desire to live and to die, and to live again for ever and ever. Amen.

Yours in the Cov[enan]t
P.O. Hanson