. . . I left Sweden on April 6th, 1864. We were a family of seven, Father, Mother, three girls and two boys. We arrived at Florence the beginning of June. While here we buried the third girl. It was here also that we met fifty wagons with food and other necessities to care for us and carry us to Utah in three and one half months.
It was a glorious day September 15th when we entered Zion. We left for Logan that evening.
We soon learned what the perpetual emigration fund was and how provided. I worked along with father repaying it. We thanked God for President Brigham Young and the pioneers. . . . [p.1]
BIB: Nelson, Nels August. Autobiography (formerly in Msd 2050), pp. 1. (CHL)