Dailey, Milton, "Sketch of the Life of Milton Dailey[,] Pioneer of 1850," , in Pioneer History Collection: available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.
While living in Ogden I was called by Bishop Chauncy West, to go out and meet the Handcart Company. I was appointed captain of the Ogden Company. We were gone thirty-five days in the dead of winter and it snowed every day while we were gone. We went out as far as Sweet Water [Sweetwater] and found the people at about eleven o'clock at night,—the snow still falling heavily. Some of the people had their feet frozen. I took two women with frozen feet and three little children into my wagon. I had to carry the women to the camp fire at nights and dress their feet nights and mornings. I also froze my own feet quite badly while coming in.