George Peacock, Journal and reminiscences, 1851 November-1861 April, 6-7.
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. . . in March 1850. Left Weston en Route for Salt Lake Utah Territory with A good fit out of two waggons Six yoke of oxen etc. Arived at Kanesville the last of the same month. Tarried at Kanesville untill June when we crossed the Missouri River at Battlehorn taking with me my Mother and 4 of her Children by her Last husband. We where organised into Capt. Thomas Johnson's Company 2nd fifty 1st hundred 1850 Emigration[.] I was Elected Capt of ten[.] we crossed the plains through many fatigues Cholera etc and many died in the Company[.] we Arived at Salt Lake City U. T. Sept 10, 1850 Highly pleased with the place and prospects