<p>I lived at Dover till I emigrated in the year 1853. A young man named George Cooley living at Dover had considerable money, and I agreed to go with him to America to drive his team and I was to pay him in the valley after my arrival. We sailed on the ship <i>Camillus</i>, Captain Day Master, Curtis E. Bolton, president and William Clayton, counselor. Our ship sailed on the [-] 1853 for New Orleans, we had about 700 passengers of the Latter-day Saints. We were in Liverpool three weeks for the ship to be fitted up. After seven weeks on the sea we arrived in New Orleans, stayed there some three days, then went to St. Louis by steamboat from there to Keokuk by steamboat. The teams and wagons were purchased by I. C. Haight and Brother Shurtliff. Our company consisted of 35 wagons, or thereabouts with families to each wagon. John Brown was captain of our company. We traveled through Iowa to Council Bluffs, crossed the Missouri River at Florence, old "Winter Quarters," from this point we commenced our journey across the plains... [p.1]. . . Between Fort Bridger & Green river we were met by friends from the Valley bringing us flour and horses; at Bridger we got more supplies and about a week after October conference, we arrived in the valley of the Salt Lake. 17th.
<p>We camped on the public square in the 16th ward we dwelt in a tent about three weeks and while there the people brought us things to eat....[p.2]
<p class='bib'>BIB: Kingsford, Edward. Autobiography, IN Joel E. Ricks' Cache Valley Collection (Ms 8237), reel 4, #68, pp. 1-2. (CHL)