Transcript for James Pace papers, 1846-1861, Autobiographical sketch, circa 1861, 9
About the 1st of May I loaded up and started for the Vallies, upon arriving at the Bluffs, I was organised with a company and elected Capt. of a hundred, Bros. Richard Sessions and [David] Bennett Captains of Fifties.
During our Journey Westward nothing out of the ordinary rotene [routine] of camp life transpired excepting the first few weeks, we were infested with the Cholerea [cholera], which occasioned several deaths.
Arriving in G.S.L. City September the 23rd. I received a hearty welcome by Prest. Young who requested me to go to South and locate on Peteetneet Creek in the South end of Utah Valley.