Greaves, Joseph, Diaries, 1832-1904, vol. 1, fd. 2, 4-5.
arrived there Sept. 30. I helped to drive the Loose Cattle of the Company the whole of the Journey on foot. the first 300 miles it was very wet weather. and most of us had to lay on the ground as only one or two could lay in
the each wagon. my Provisions gave out on the Sweet water, as was the case with others of the company. from this time we commenced to kill the poorest of the Cattle to live on, and we had no salt to use with this meat,