Transcript for Walker, Charles Lowell, Diary, in A. Karl Larson and Katharine Miles Larson, eds., Diary of Charles Lowell Walker, 2 vols. (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1980), 1:1

April 27 [1855] Went to P. Burgess and engaged with him to drive his team to Utah. Here I must aknowledge the hand of the Lord in hearing and answe[r]ing my prayer.

April 27 1855 Began to pack up having only 3 days notice.

May 8th 1855 Leave St Louis on the Golden State. Arrive at Mormon Grove. Staid about a month. Start for the Valley. P[eter]. B[urges] and his wife acted mean all the journey through. Arrived in the Valley Monday Sept 3 1855.