Transcript for Taylor, David, in Missionary Reports, fd. 19
On the 18th of June I started to Florence, arrived there July 15th, and started on the plains the same day, in Co. with bro. John Y. Green, and others, 12 wagons, and 48 animals: horses and mules. We progressed speedily until oppsite Plum Creek, Augst 27th when our horses ran or were stolen away during a violent storm. 23 out of 48 were missing and could not be heard from. One of mine was among the missing, and I got an ox team and traveled with H.D. Haight's train. Nothing important occurred during the remainder of the journey, and I arrived at my home in this (Salt Lake) City on the 22nd of Sept 1860.