Sansom, Charles, Autobiography and journals, 1873-1907, 49-53.
After breakfast on the Morning of the 5th of Sept (Sunday) we set out for the City where we arrived a little before noon feeling very tired and lame. In the afternoon I went to the Old Tabernacle and heard Prest H.C. Kimball preach. I arrived in the city without a cent having lost what little I did have while sleeping on the ground with my clothes on[.] After meeting I went to <Bro> Samuel Worthing who treated me Very Kindly.
On the Wednesday following I procured a fine yoke of Cattle from Bro Worthing’s Mother, then 2 hind wheels of a wagon with a pole out of a fence for a tongue and loaded up with Potatoes, Mellons—cucumbers, Onions, & Beets from Jas Palmer, and 50 lbs Flour & Some dried Mutton from L Worthen, and started back on the road to meet My Wagon & the Family with whom I had traveled. I started back alone, but I met lots of our folks as they came along in a scattered condition it not being convenient to Keep a large company together after getting into the Mountains. As I went along I distributed some potatoes and Mellons to some of my acquaintances, and well pleased they were with the treat. I traveled back as far as the Weber River and learning that my team would be along to camp there at night I turned my Cattle out and waited as our wagon hove in sight, it looked like a ship dismasted. They having had a upset that day and broke the bows ect
As soon as Sister Peck saw me she came bounding along nearly jumping over the tops of the Sagebrush, so pleased was she to see me again with a fresh yoke of cattle, & provisions & fresh Vegatables out of which they made a feast that night[.] The next Morning we hitched the fresh yoke of Cattle to the loaded Wagon with one ox and a cow and a small yoke of Cattle to the cart I took out and started again for the Valley, where we arived on the 13th Sep