in a great while. Here we engaged passage in an old sailing craft for San Francisco at $25.00 each.
[He landed in San Francisco twelve days later, worked a few days to get a grubstake for the mines, and went by steamboat up to Sacramento. He had spent five months making the trip from Salt Lake to his destination at the mines. In the fall of 1850 he returned to Salt Lake by the Humboldt route, with C. C. Rich and others.]
[In Ontario, Canada, David Seeley was born October 12, 1810. After moving to Iowa he married Mary Pettit in 1846 and the next year joined the Mormon hegira to Utah. After going to California in 1849 he worked for some months in the mines and then returned to Salt Lake City by the Humboldt route. He went to San Bernardino with the Mormon colony in 1851 and engaged there in farming, merchandising, and lumbering. He was elected Treasurer of .San Bernardino County in 1853. He made his home and reared his family in San Bernardino.
The short account of his trip with the Pomeroy Train, which we reproduce here is taken from the manuscript "Biographical Sketch of David Seeley" in the Bancroft Library, University of California.]
On the third day of Nov. A.D. 1849 David Seeley and his Bro. J. W. Seely and Brother-in-Law Edwin Pettit, for the purpose of mining, embarked with Pomeroy's Train of fifty Wagons two men to each wagon over the South Route to California the trip was long and many cattle died on the trip at Iron Springs in Cole [Iron] county Utah we picked up nine men that had at one time formed part of the Company that suffered and perished in Death Valley, Nevada.4 they was trying to get back to Salt Lake they had experienced such suffering for want of food and shoes we brought them safe to California. D. seely and co and others left the____________________