Transcript for Sixtus Ellis Johnson in A Voice From the Mountains: Life and Works of Joel Hills Johnson (1982), 246

In 1848 we joined Dr. Richard's company and began the long journey across the plains. There were 50 wagons in our company and we arrived in Salt Lake City on October 19, 1848. We were all well and happy after a journey of more than 1000 miles by ox team and wagon and by foot.