Potter, Amasa, Reminiscences and journal 1857 Jan.-1910 Jan., 10-11.
Bishop Hunter hired me to drive his sheep acrost the plains and gave me 6 dollars per month[.] we would start about 4 oclock in the morning with the sheep & the train would catch up to us at noon & then we would start & travel to the next camping place & stop untill the company came up & so we traveled 4 long months on the plains—
I carriade [carried] a rifle on my sholder moast all the way & have killed many Antilope [Antelope] & Buffalo near our sheep as we wair traveling & have meat ready for the company when they came up[.] the Indians came to us many times but was always friendly to the mormons[.] This year they did not want to kill our sheep for thare was thousand of other game that they like better[.] We came in to Salt Lake Valley in September in 1848.