Cobb, Augusta Adams, to Charlotte Ives Cobb, 28 June 1855, in Theodore Schroeder Collection.
My Dear Lotty;
I am now within 31 miles of Fort Karney [Kearny], a good piece of the road gone over, my health is good as I can posably expect, haveing been a good deal prostrated with diareah and billious complaints while waiting at Atchison for the Company to start, which was several weeks many sickened and <some> died, among whom was poor Br Gregory, The water is very bad there....I am comeing along with Br [Kleber] Worl[e]ys family very comfortably....
PS Capt [John] Henly [Hindley] is our Cheif Captain[.] we number 46 waggons[.] when we arrive at Karney we shall wait for the other Company to come up the Texas and [illegible text] Company are on the way....
[Attached slip of paper:]
have safely arrived at Fort Karney
all in good health and Spirets[.] God bless you
Br Mc Millen [Willard G. McMullen] is the Capt of our ten
a very good Man
We expect to be in Salt Lake by the first of Sept if the Lord will.