Page, Jonathan Socwell, Autobiographical sketch 1902, 2.
The trip across the plains took three months. I arrived in Salt Lake City on the 3rd day of September 1852, being three months on the road. Having left the part of the company we had traveled with at the Pacific Springs at the South Pass and in company with Wilber Green, a boy about two years older than myself, We walked into Salt Lake without a blanket or an overcoat or arms of any kind and depended on the emigrants that we passed and the Indians for something to eat. The distance we walked being about 300 miles.