Goddard, Elizabeth Harrison, Autobiography [ca. 1900], 63-64.
In July the Cholera broke out in our Camp when our daughter Eliza was seised with it[.] afterwards our eldest Son George was attacked and then our little Henry about 3 years old who did not live many hores [hours]. The others linger[e]d, George seemed to improve & would be dressed to go and see some children baptised. but I think he took cold and had a relapse and we had to trust with him. Dear Eliza was the only one who recovered but was very weak for some time. Having laid away 5 of my children who were all so healthy in England. But the change of climate seemed to affect them. Some Mothers & Fathers were taken away with this scourge[.] I felt I would rather part with my children, than be taken away from them.
We arrived in Salt Lake City on the 16th of Sept 1852 with our Oxen & Cows minus our Waggon which broke down a few days before we reached our destination. Brother [John] Tidwell who was our Captain (a very easy going man) and did not trouble himself much about the trials of others. We had to let our Wagon go for a mere trifle, and divide our baggage into other waggons. When at our journey's end we lived in a large tent that was lent to us while we purchased a home.