Transcript for Young, Joseph Watson, Papers, 1849-1872, box 1, fd. 1, vol. 3, 124-26

Left the Missouri river July 17 th with heavy loads & weak teams for the Val[l]ey. Now was the trying time for the Saints. There was no stop[p]ing short of the Valey.

My wife still remained sick. The cares which devolved upon me were very trying both to body & soul. The details of the Journey I may give hereafter.

At the South pass I left the company & took my wife in my horse wagon & company with Charles Decker & others with the hope of giting her to the Valey, but was disapointed. She died at Green river, on Tuesday Sept. 20th 1853. She had been sick for six months & died a mere anatomie. I brought her remains into the City of Gt. Salt Lake City where they were inter[r]ed on the 28th of Sept. My father, Uncle Brigham, Phineas & Joseph were present, also my brothers[,] Sister & a numerous train of friends

On the 29th I started out to meet my company, accompanied by my brother William & brother-in-law Guernsey Brown. Met the company on the 1st Octr. 10 miles east of Bear river[.] Traveled with them two days, but finding their teams to[o] weak to cross the Mountains, G. Brown & I went again to the City & procured a supply of teams.

On the 10th Octr. I brot my all safely into the city & campd them on Union Square.