Thomas, Robert T., [Autobiographical sketch], in William Thomas, "Historical sketch and genealogy of the Thomas' families, 1888-1895," 45-46.
We started from winter quarters (little above Omaho [Omaha]) on the 7 day of April, 1847 West. Crossed the Elk horn river, and Loup Fork river at Ponee [Pawnee] village, and went upon the north side of the Platte river, till we come to the North Platte river cross it on a boat at Fort Laramie we travel up the North Platte[.] made a boat cross
Beg Big Mountain then over Litter [Little] Mt. down, cañon Creek[.] arrived in the Promis Land (Salt Lake City Vallie) th[e] 22 day of July 1847[.] Camp on City Creek and began to plow[.] put in grain[.] the main Company arrived July 24, 1847, I arrived two day before. I had not been in the Vallie long when we went in bathen [bathing] in Great Salt Lake.