Chapman Duncan reminiscences, 1852-1874, 17.
I joined a company of saints and started for Carson Valley August about 26th day. Z[acheus]. Cheney Capt., C[hapman]. Duncan, Chaplain[.] when we arrived at Grap Valley, word came that Carson Mission was called home. California Company of 15 wagons, waited two weeks for the company of Carson to get ready. About 18 Day of Sept. the company started for Great Salt Lake City. Chester Loveland Capt. William [R.] Smith Capt. of 1st fifty. J. Lytle Capt. of 2nd fifty[.] 170 wagons in Company[.] 40 days travel to Malad River.