Skip main navigation
Skip main navigation

The Trek


John Moon

The Convert Immigrants

Pioneer Story

“I feel myself glad to find my feet upon the land of Joseph after so long and tedious a journey; we have had a very long voyage. . . . The captain said we had a very hard voyage for the season. . . . On the 8th [June] we had a very high wind and water came over the bulwarks all that day and all was sick. I never saw such a day in all my days. Some crying, some vomiting; pots, pans, tins and boxes walking in all directions; the ship heaving the sea roaring and so we passed that day.”

“I feel glad that we have got so far on our journey. I feel somewhat sorry for all those who have to come after us . . . you must expect great tribulation on the way to Zion” (Quoted in a letter by William Clayton to Brigham Young, 19 August 1840, Brigham Young Papers, Family and Church History Department Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).