Staker, Eliza to Spencer Clawson, July 2, 1897. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
Mr. Spencer Clawson Chairman Semi Centenniel Commission, Salt Lake City.
Your favor of June 28th, received. I have not a handcart or any other relic. Our company was the one that was snowed in in the mountains, and had to shovel snow three or four feet deep for camp grounds. All our hand carts and utensils were left on the mountain and we walked in shoeless and almost without other clothes.
I suppose I will have to give up the idea of being numbered in the procession of veterans.
Thanking you for your kindness replying so promptly to my communication, I remain your well wishing Sister in the Gospel