. . . we got to Iowa City June 3rd, here all the saints was gather to start across the Plains, I was appointed to go with Elder Edward Bunker he being appointed to lead the 3rd Hand Cart Company. We started from Iowa Camp June 25th got to Winter Quarters July 19th & routed out of Winter Quarters July 30th & after a fine trip across the Plains with Hand Carts we got to G.S.L. City Oct. 2nd/56.