Transcript for Wagstaff, Mary Crystal, Autobiography, 2

After landing in New York, and satisfying Uncle Sam’s officials, and getting English money converted into “green backs”, we took passage on a steamboat down the Hudson River to Montreal, Canada, and from there traveled by rail to St. Louis, where we embarked on a paddle steamboatwhich took us up the Missouri River to Florence, Nebraska. Here my brother and I bought a horse team and wagon, and supplies for the Western journey, and came through independently with the ox emigrant train. After a long, rough, tedious journey, we landed on the Church grounds in Salt Lake City about the last of September 1866, where we found our uncle, Andrew Crystal, awaiting our arrival.