[Peterson, H.J.] to Dear Girl, in Hans Jorgen Peterson, Autobiography, 18.
We remained in Florence till the 14 of July. On that date those who had their own outfits left. And as Rasmus Hogaard had many wagon and numerous head of cattle, I got free ticket across the plain with him. I was ill for three weeks with a disease that many had called climate fever. I was otherwise particularly well on the entire journey. We reached Salt Lake City on Sept. 23rd.