Transcript for Leatham, Mary Ann Williams, "Life Story of Mary Anne Williams Leatham."
We landed at St. Lawrence the last of August. One month later we joined Captain Duncan's party, then we proceeded to walk across the plains. On the way my feet became poisoned. It was almost impossible to walk, and there was no place to ride as everyone walked except the extremely ill. An independent party en route for California took pity on me and gave me wagon room part of the way. Most of our party walked the entire trip. Mother sold much of her fine linens, silks, cloths, thread, etc., and bought sturdy shoes and clothing more appropriate for the plains. The party arrived in Salt Lake City on the 24th of September, 1862.