Brown, John, Reminiscences and journals, 1843-1896, vol. 1, 155-56.
Elias Smith[,] Samuel [Pierce] Hoit [Hoyt] and others overtook us and joined the camp[.] We persued our Journey <over> the Planes without any thing of great importance or unusual occurrence hapening to us. The most remarkable thing that occurred was that I was able to manage the camp as Capain of fifty without any difficulty[.] there was not a single rebellion against my orders on the whole rout and unlike all the other companies came through without divideing up Notwithstanding we had some gentiles emigrants in company
Before leaving Kanesville I received a letter from home Stateing that my little son, Amasa Lyman died on the 7th of November 1850
I reached home on the 28th of September 1851[.] I found my family well[.] My wife had a daughter 8 months old[.] She was born on the 15th of January 1851