Transcript for Young, Margaret Peirce, "One of the Pioneers," Young Woman's Journal, Apr. 1904, 164

In the spring of 1847 the President, most of the Twelve and a picked company of pioneers left us to make a road to some place of refuge for the "Saints." Sister Eliza R. Snow, "the poet," was invited to take Mary's vacant place in the carriage. She said the change to our better accommodations saved her life. Our companionship during that journey was sweet and never to be forgotten.

Oct. 2, 1847 we reached Salt Lake Valley rejoicing in the privileges of life, liberty and peace.