Davis, Richard Jenkins, Autobiography and journal 1852 June 1887 Apr., 20 [translation typescript].
We went on another packet 250 miles along the Mississippi River to a town by the name of Keock [Keokuk] in the State of Iowa, North America. We stayed there for nine weeks. We started from there to a place by the name of Montrose, 12 miles further up the river. I was at that time able to swim. We were there for a month and from there we began the journey in wagons over to Kensail Blyffs [Council Bluffs]. We camped there for a week along the Missouri River. We crossed the river in rafts and to the country of the Indians. We traveled this country across rocky rivers and mountains. On the 10th day of October we arrived at Great Salt Lake City.