Transcript for Simkins, Charles, Autobiographical sketch, in 34th Quorum, Biographies, 1857-1875, vol. 2, in Seventies Quorum, Records, 1844-1975

Arrived after a pleasant voyage of 8 weeks in New Orleans; staid in New Orleans 3 or 4 days and then sailed for St. Louis where I arrived in 16 days. I staid in St. Louis 2 years. I then in April 1852 started for Utah in Captain Marsden's company; had a pleasant passage and felt to rejoice all the time for the goodness of god to me across the plains. I arrived in GSL City in Sept 1852.