Neal, Charles, Life sketch, box 11, fd. 2, item 7, 2.
I returned and brought with me my sister's little son [daughter], 2½ years old. When about four days out from the Missouri River, I was taken very sick and was not expected to live, in fact Captain Harden [Horton] Haight was about to leave me there and if I should recover I would be brought in on the Stage, but I begged the captain to bring me along with them, telling him if he would, I should recover and they brought me along.
And after traveling for about three hundred miles with good care I was able to drive my own team and got back all right.