Watson, James William, Autobiography, 11-12.
We, in our turn, guarded the cattle by night. This was new kind of work for us and many times very unpleasant, especially when fierce wet storms beat upon us. The Platte River was very low and afforded us a little diversion from our regular work. At noon and in the evening we would fasten a table fork to a stick and jab the fish in the pools of water in the riverbed. Occasionally we would enjoy buffalo meat furnished by company hunters. In the fine moonlight and by the light of campfire we would often trip after the day's journey to the strains of good music. Thus, the time was spent and our trip had its trials and joys. We arrived at the public square in Salt Lake City during the early part of October.