Transcript for Hunt, Isaac, [Interview], "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 13:187

I went up the Miss[ississippi]. River and got a chance to work on a steamer at Keokuk. From here I went to Council Bluff Iowa and got a chance to drive a team to Salt Lake Valley.

We used to write love letters on boards and the bones from the head off the buffaloes for our sweethearts who were in the company following and used charcoal for a pencil.

We arrived in Salt Lake Valley in the fall of 1852 [1853]. I was married to the girl that gave me the cake and coffee while crossing the ocean, March 27, 1854.