Abbott, Abigail Smith, Autobiography, 31. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
On the sixth day of July 1849, I gathered my children together, eight in all, and one son-in-law, and started for the valley of the mountains in George A. Smith's company. As we had to walk across the plains, I made moccassins for my children to wear, as I did not know when I would get shoes for them again.
We came in contact with many Indians, but were never harmed by them, for instead of fighting them every one gave them food.
Just four months to the day we arrived in Salt Lake.