Transcript for Kidman, Alta Budge, "The Life of William Budge," in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 6:160

The train consisted of 72 wagons all drawn by oxen with two or three exceptions where horses were used. There were also a number of loose horses, cows and young cattle. The journey occupied three months, the company arriving at Salt Lake on the 5 th day of October 1860, camping on the square where the city and county building now stands. As stated before it was the last company of the season, and one of the largest that ever crossed the plains. With the exception of two deaths a man being shot by accident and the passing away of the little child of my father and his wife, who had been ill almost continuously since they left England. Every thing connected with the journey was successfully managed to the entire satisfaction of all concerned.