Finlayson, James. "The Story of My Life By James Finlayson," in Cleon Huish Moore & Vida Hill Family History(s), David W. Moore (Privately Printed), 262-263.
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Wed. June 22
Started from camp, all well. Camped at noon for refreshments. Traveled 16 or 18 miles. All going well. Camped at evening. Meeting, as usual and as a general thing, a good spirit prevailing.
Thursday. June 23
Started from camp, all well about 8 o’clock a.m. Camped at noon for refreshments. In the afternoon we traveled over a very rough road, crossing some 6 or 8 sloughs. Traveled a distance of about 20 miles. Camped at evening. A meeting was held and addressed by Captain Brown on various subjects of importance relating to our present condition. Dismissed by prayer.
Friday. June 24
Started from camp about 8 o’clock a.m. All’s well. Camped at noon, as usual. The road being very heavy to travel, crossing about six or seven sloughs. In the afternoon the road turned from the river and we traveled through sand bluffs. We camped at night without wood or water, but we learned after, that water was only about a mile away. We traveled a distance of about 20 miles, meeting as usual in the evening.
Saturday. June 25.
Detained in camp this morning on account of some cattle and horses being missing, having strayed off in the night. In consequence of the cattle stampeding in the night. Traveled over a heavy sand road. One accident occurring. An iron axle breaking. Camped at Prairie Creek, having traveled about 14 miles. At night a meeting was called, the President addressing the Saints on the necessity of being united and willing to aid each other and put away all selfish feeling and did not want to see any bad feelings existing in the camp and gave further instructions respecting teams.
Sunday. June 26
Camp moved out, all well, traveling over a heavy road. Made a distance of 15 miles. Camped at Prairie Creek. Meeting at night addressed by Captain Brown on the necessity of keeping an efficient guard around the camp and cattle and the Captains of “10’s” spoke their feelings, and felt happy and well satisfied in having such a good Captain and felt to carry out his instructions in all things. Dismissed by prayer.
Monday. June 27
Started out, all well, at the usual hour, experiencing a very hot and sultry day. Camped at noon, 6 miles from Wood River. Moved on again and crossed the bridge over Wood River. One slight accident occurring, that of Brother Goodwin’s wagon slipping off the bridge. The wagon was speedily unloaded and got out all right without anything being broke or damaged. Traveled about 20 miles. Camped for the night. Meeting as usual.
Tuesday, June 28
Rolled out, all well and in good spirits. The weather being hot and dusty and water scarce for the cattle. Camped at noon for 2 hours, the weather being a little more pleasant and traveled during the day 22 miles. Meeting, as usual, addressed by the Captain and thanking God for his mercies to us as a Company.
Wednesday. June 29
Moved out a little earlier than usual. Company all well. During the forenoon a man with a child in his arms, attempting to get out of the wagon while traveling, fell under the wheel and both were run over, but strange to say, no bones were broken. Halted at noon, as usual. Moved and traveled during the day 20 or 22 miles.