The next day, July twenty-ninth, we arrived in Quincy, Illinois, where we took the steamboat for Florence near Omaha. Here the responsibility I had borne was put upon the captain of the companies and I was appointed chaplain in Captain Thomas Rick's company and acted as doctor and commissary all the way across the plains.
We had the same band that played "Home Sweet Home" in New York City with us all the way to Ogden. it is today the "Ogden's Pitt Band." We left the Missouri River August tenth and arrived in Salt Lake City October fifth, in time for fall conference.