Woolley, Franklin Benjamin, Autobiography [ca. 1856], 9.
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- Brigham Young Company (1848)
And as soon as grass grew in the Spring commenced their journey rendezvousing on the Elk horn over about 20 miles from the town. Here they were organ[iz]ed agreeably to the word of the Lord through Prest [Brigham] Young, into companies of hundreds fifties & tens. And as they were organized began their long and tedious march. Company after Company following so closely that the train of white waggon sheets as they wound around on the ridges and high lands of the head waters of the “Papillion” for miles in length, looked like an immense serpent “Dragging his slowlengths along” the day was fair, all nature looked pleasant in the green dress of spring when we commenced our journey and unison with this our hearts were light, our hopes buoyant with the pro
pects before us that we should now gain a resting place free from the molestations of our enemies and where we could serve God in peace[.] We wer were organized in Bro Brigham Youngs Company and traveled with him into the valley arriving here in Sept 1848 I had charge of a team across the plains which I drove all the way sometimes three yoke of cattle to it. The usual incidents of a journey of that length under such circumstances, attended us but upon all the Lord blessed us abundantly and led us by his power.