Hardy, Josiah Guile, Reminiscences [ca. 1860], 3.
1852 April the 29 I left Columbus Mo for the S.L. Valley. May the 29 I was appointed Clerk of the first Ten. James Bay Captain. The same day crossed the Missouria River. 1852 August the 16 Bro Samuel B Hardy met us at Echo Kanyon and helped us into the Valley. 1852 August the 20 arrived in safety at the Great Salt Lake City had a very pleasant Journey across the Plains.