Fennemore, James, Letter, 1866 Oct. 19, Salt Lake City [Utah] to George Fennemore.
We camped at the bottom of a hill one Night in July and in the morning the hills were covered with Snow.
we were caught in a Snow Storm in September and had to lay over for 3 or 4 days, Since then we had to cross rivers every day as cold as ice. we run out of flour, coffee, and molasses and beans So we had to work hard upon little food, but it had an end
we arrived at Bridger after being on the plains very little short of three months, bull drivers are a class that are composed of one part solders and 2 thirds robbers who have escaped from Justice[.] fit company for James Fennemore[.] one man threatened to shoot me & another threatened William. one man shot another in the next train to us. But I earned 100 Dollars by the trip and so did William. after bying a few things I had 63 left which will come in very useful for wood and Potatoes for if we can get though this winter we may manage to get along.