Cannon, George Q., Journal 1861-1866; 1869; 1870, vol. 7.
Friday, Octr 7/64. We passed a large company of Saints <in camp> this morning <who all> travelle under Capt. Wm. Hyde, among the
Elders <persons> with him were Elder Neslin, McCune, John S. Smith, Louis A. Bertrand, Parley P. Pratt and Alex Ross. There had been forty deaths in the company since they started and many were still suffering from a species of typhus fever. They were exceedingly glad to see us and it was almost with difficulty that we could tear ourselves away from them. Bro. Hyde came up, having been out with the stock, just before we started. His health is not very good; but has been full as good or better since he has been on the road as it was at home. We travelled on and reached the head of Bitter Creek about 2 p.m. We had to wait here for our sometime for the mules to be brought up to carry us forward, and while we were waiting here, Bro. Hyde drove up in his carriage. His company were following up & would be here by 8 p.m. We found Bro. Wimmer here with provisions & help for the companies. We slept but little to-night, the road being rough.