. . . After visiting with our friends and relatives a few days, we took a tug from Pembroke to Liverpool, where we set sail on the 17th April, 1856, on the sailing vessel Samuel Curling. Captain Curling said he preferred to take Saints aboard his ship, as he always felt safe. We learned that later his ship went down, with all on board, but there were no Saints on board. We were on the sea five weeks and lived on the ship's rations. I was sick all the way, and had a miserable time. We landed in Boston on May 25. Then [p.38] then [SIC] traveled in cattle cars, three hundred 30 miles to Iowa City, where we remained three weeks, waiting for our handcarts to be made. We were offered many inducements to remain there. My husband was offered ten dollars per day to stay and work at his trade of iron roller. But money was no inducement, as we were anxious to get to Zion. Many who stayed to better their circumstances died of cholera and many apostatized from the church. When the carts were ready we started on a three hundred & 30 mile "walk," to Winter Quarters on the Missouri River. . . . [p.39]
. . . Edward Bunker was the captain of our company. . . . [p.40]
. . . We reached Salt Lake City Oct. 2, 1856. . . . [p.41]
BIB: Evans, Priscilla Merriman, Autobiography, pp. 38-41 (Ms 4518 item 2) pp.38-41.