Spiers, John, Reminiscences and journal, 1840-1877.
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. . . I followed on, crossed the Missouri river on the 10th of June. Apostle E. T. Benson there met us and we organized a company of fifty waagons for crossing the Plains[.] a brother Joseph Outhouse was chosen captain[.] the company subdivided into tens with a captain of each ten. I was chosen chaplain, we had prayers each morning and evening, and thus began our journey[.] all went well for a few days when the captain became offended