Transcript for King, Thomas O., Autobiographical sketch, in Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Collection, 1828-1963, reel 13, item 6, [1, 3]

. . . by steamboat again to Keokuk, where we bough[t] 100 head of Oxen and Cows besides Horses[.] I passed my 13 th Birth Day there[.] In May we started to Council Bluffs I driving an Ox team to that place, we then crossed the River and bidding adieu to all civilization began our journey across the plains. I will not describe the sights we saw, Indians by the hundreds and Buffalo by the thousands and Mosquitoes by the Billions. At Fort Laramy [Laramie] I was taken with Mountain Fever and drove no more ox teams as I was delirious from [ sentence unfinished ]