Thro the unwise course of Sister Pratt in publishing me as having assisted her with means the mob were looking for me; but thro the overruling hand of God their eyes were blinded so that the mob did not recognize me and I escaped their clutches[.] on
the 14" of June 1857—I was ba[p]tised by Elder Wm. C. Moody, confirmed by Homer Duncan to best (as I remember) of Independince [Independence] Mo. [Missouri] and on the following started for the Salt Lake Valley, where I arrived on the 9" of Sept. . . . .