In the spring of 1848, it was arranged for Father [Daniel Arnold Miller] and family to start for the Salt Lake Valley. The Pioneers had located the place under the leadership of Brigham Young in July 1847. We crossed the Missouri River in flat boats and traveled 27 miles to Loup Fork. We were made a part of Wm. Perkins' Company, but soon separated with Father as captain of 20 teams, five of which were his own. We arrived at Salt Lake City on September 4, 1848.