Bagley, John, Reminiscences, in Edith Parker Haddock and Dorothy Hardy Matthews, comp. History of Bear Lake Pioneers , 53.
About this time Brother Pratt's company had lost so many teamsters I was asked to go back and help them, as I was alone. I walked back the fifty miles, and it was back at their camp that I was stricken with the cholera. I soon recovered and drove a team for my board. Several times I was offered a job for fifty dollars and my board the year around, but when I was confirmed a member of the Church I was promised I should live to get to the home of the Saints, and I valued this promise more than gold, even though I was poor, alone, had no money, and was very scantily clothed. We arrived in Salt Lake City the fourth day of October 1854.