Rasmussen, Mette Mortensen, Reminiscences.
I remember how rough the north sea was[.] 8 in the family my oldest Brother was remained on a mission[.] how well I remember the day we went on Board the Ship <Thornton> at Liverpool. It was the 2nd day of may and my eleventh Birthday and on the 4the we set sale
our trip across the Ocean was 7 weeks and 4 days and we arrived in New Y[ork]. after a few days we left for Iowa city[.] My father had intended to purchase a team and wagon but was promised if he would bring to other poor saints and Join the Hand cart company not one member of his family should be lost[.] a promise that <despite the weather> was fulfilled[.] I remember that the first part of our Journey for the children was happy we thot only of the new home we were going to. but it <was> also sad for many of the things we had brought with us such as clothing and Beding that would have given us many a comfort had to be left behind[.]
many times we were very frightened at the sight of Indians and
our journey was <a> hard one [.] The oxen stampeeded with the Bufflow and the Journey was hard. how well I remember when the food supply began to get short fur we had always had plenty of good food at home and this was hard fur me to understand.