Atcheson [Atchison] or Mormon Grave [Grove], as it was then more commonly called. The city of Atchison, Kansas, with its fine buildings, as it now stands, could hardly be associated in one's mind with the wild timbered country we saw then. We left the grove early in July, the company consisting of 34 wagons, mostly drawn by oxen. Moses Thurston was Captain.
I found it very hard crossing the plains and began to think more seriously of Mother and my brother in London, almost wishing I was back with them, though many of the brethren were very kind to me. On the 19th of September we arrived in Salt Lake City.