Miller, Henry William, Diary 1855 Apr.-1862 Oct., 49-50.
I left home on Monday, May 19th, 1862, and took charge of the train and went to the city and received our loading. Went some 2 miles and camped.
Tuesday stayed in camp regulating our loads.
The next morning took up the line of march. We found considerable snow on the mountains. We found the roads muddy and the streams high. We had to ferry the Weber River. We made but slow progress on the account of the situation of the roads and streams. We had to build several bridges. We were compeled to bridge Blacks Fork. Capt. [Horton D.] Haights train and mine were there 15 days helping bridge the stream. Judge Carter of Fort Breyen furnished the timber and some men to put in the bridge. The stream was very high and no ferry. When we got to Green River it was high. I lost 2 oxen in running them across it. Bro. Luis Robeson and Terey Monchene tending the ferry. They ferried our wagons. We were detained here some 2 days by the parting of their cable. The water was over the bottom on the far side of the river some 2 or 3 feet deep. We kept teams there to take the wagons to the high land, which was some 4 or 5 rods. When we got across Green River. . . .
Returned to Salt Lake City, Oct. 17 – '62.