John H. Tippets autobiography, circa 1882, 99-113.
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started in the pioneer company for Salt lake vally in company with Brigham Young and H[eber]. C[hase]. Kimble [Kimball.] outher companyes came three days travel and camped three dys to let our teems brouse on coten [cotton] wood brush as there was no grass[.] started agai
next day came to the south fork of the plat[te] forded across[.] came to the trail we went down in the winter[.] we see we was below whare we should be[.] we rode up the river that day[.] in the later part of the day we came to the old Mountainnear road[.] we see that the company we was in surch [search] for had left there winter quarters and was on the road for Larima [Laramie.] we took there [their] track cr[os]sed the river back again then crosed crocrick [sic] and camped
next day trviled till after noon[.] came up to the company as they had cambed [camped] for the night[.] greate rejoiceing for they heard by way of an Indian that the indens [Indians] killed us in the winter as
the next morning after we came to the company we started on our march long under the mountains to larima [Laramie.] crosed the middle fork of the plat[te] at larima [Laramie] fort then caled [blank space] here we took the road again that Brigham Young and Heber C[hase] Kimbal was on with the pioneer companyes[.] went over the hill when they had camped a week or ten d[a]ys ahed of us on the north fork of the plat[te.] we continued our march 120 miles upthe plat[te] river[.] camped on the banks of the river on the sixteenth of July 1847
next night camped on what was then caled the poisen [poison] Springs[.] next night on a little crick mad[e] by the wi