Hamblin, Louisa Bonelli, [Autobiographical sketch], in Pioneer Pathways [1998- ], 5:223.
We stopped in Iowa City for three weeks waiting for the handcart company to form. When the handcarts were built, they were loaded with necessities. This was the sixth handcart company. Our captain was Israel Evans, and our sub-captain was named Huntington. . . . It was spring and the weather was lovely. I walked the whole 1,300 miles to Salt Lake City, helping to pull a handcart most of the way. In the company was a crippled girl about eight years of age. Some of the time I took my turn and carried her on my back. She had to be carried all the way.