Madsen, Peter, Autobiography [ca. 1908], 5.
on August the 9th the first Indians came to us, but they came peasable [peaceable], but begged for bread and sugar, Indians came to us many days in that manner,
Aug 20 we crossed the Platte river,
Sptbr 13th I had a accident, I had some kind of harness on one par of Oxen, and that broke, and while I was mendent it, an Ox got scared and some rop[e] came around my one foot, the Ox run and draged me for some time, I was hurt so much so I had to be in the wagon in 10 days, after that time I could walk again, the road got more dangerous and in the last days before we reached Salt Lak city, here we came to Sptbr 30th.