Ormond, John, [Autobiography], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 22:60-61.
We did all kinds of odd jobs and earned considerable money so that in the spring of 1851 we were ready to start for Utah. I worked for David Wilkin who had eight wagons and 100 head of young stock, mostly heifers, many of those were later put under yoke as the oxen gave out. When we got in the buffalo country, our oxen became wild and would run off with the buffalo in spite of all we could do. At one time we had a stampede and broke down three wagons. The buffalo were very numerous and at one place we passed a herd extending for thirty miles or more. We had several Indian scares but had no serious trouble. When within two days of Salt Lake our grub gave out and I was sent ahead on horseback to get some. I went into town and got some beef, potatoes, and flour and returned and found the company in Emigration canyon. We reached the city next day, November 18th, 1851.