From that point Elder Abraham O. Smoot took charge of the company and was our captain overland to Salt Lake City. Our outfit for the overland journey was purchased at Westport, and our company consisted of about thirty wagons. I drove an ox-team which carried ten souls and the necessary supplies. This was the first company that emigrated under the Perpetual Emigration Fund. While crossing the plains we suffered severely from the cholera which was prevailing in certain parts of the United States at that time. We arrived in Salt Lake City in September, 1852.