. . . at last we able to leave all . . . behind us and come to Utah. We left London on the 3rd of June, 1864. We sailed on the ship Hudson with 1100 Saints on board, down the River Thames, out into the ocean singing, "O, Babylon, O Babylon." We had a splendid voyage without storm or accident of any kind. We arrived in New York early in August. We went up the River Hudson to Albany and then took the train to Buffalo and on to St. Joe's [St. Joseph's] and by boat to Wyoming [Nebraska] where we were met by the ox teams sent from Utah. We left Wyoming on the 17th of August and I with several others walked all the way to Weber as there was no room in the wagons for the healthy ones. We crossed the plains in Warren Snow's company (the last company with ox teams for that season.) Part of the way a train of gentiles joined us, which made our train five miles long. They joined us for safety, which was of mutual benefit as the Indians were very aggressive at that time.
We stayed a day or two at Weber, where we were met by several of the Saints sent by Brigham Young with wagons and teams to carry the sick, aged and wary the rest of the way, and very welcome they were. We reached Salt Lake Nov. 2, 1864. My sister and her husband met us there . . .
BIB: Bird, Harriet Goble. Autobiography (formerly in Msd 2050), p. 4. (CHL)