Finlinson, George, [Diary], in Angie F. Lyman, comp., George Finlinson Family, 1835-1974 , 19.
Tuesday 14—Busy preparing to go west and hired for 20 dollars per month to go with 8 oxen across the plains.
Wednesday 15—Went to Mr. Harris' camp to start work. Came on very wet and did not move.
Thursday 16—Busy getting the oxen into yokes and yoking them. We had an accident. There was a man broke his wagon pole off and delayed us about an hour and half, traveled til 9 o'clock at night and camped again.
Friday 17—Mr. Harris had to go to Nebraska today so we did not move camp today.