Gibson, William, Journals, 1841-1874, vol. 2, 73-74 and vol. 3, 198.
I had a severe pain in my left side before I left England while attenting to & nursing Br Brigham Kimball & it was often very bad now but there was no use in grunting about it so I had just to grin & bear it. I had got Henrietta [McKay] a passage in a mule team belonging to the Company. She went on it about half of the way but not liking the familiarity that the owner wished to make with her she left it & traveled with the poor Saints in my ox team the rest of the way & then jeered at by him & some others that she <was> going to become the old mans wife when the[y] got to the Valley she told them that she was not a Mormon & did not believe in Polygamy that she Loved me as a Father but if she was going to Choose a Husband old as I was she would rather <choose> me than a Dozen of such things in points as she saw arrond [around] her I may say here that she joined the Church when she came to Utah & was married to a good Young Man in the Church
We met with some snow storms before we got in & a brother in Wales waggon died from cold[.] I got in to Salt Lake City Saturday night at 10 oClock[.] I think Conference was next day & on the Second day of Conference I was called with quite a number of others to take another Mission to the Muddy in Arizona four hundred miles South of Salt Lake City[.] David came on with me but we were with much fatigued & my side was very bad