[William Clayton Journal] Did not start till after seven. Morning fair roads bad. After traveling about 6 miles we found Horace Clark and other camped on the ]one] side of a small stream and Orson Spencer on the other side. The creek was full of water to the bank and in the deepest place about 6 feet over the bridge and part of the bridge washed away. We tarried until 3 o'clock and then concluded to try to get over. Walter L. Davis, and W[illiam] D. Huntington and others volunteered to help us over. We unloaded  the wagon box off and made use of the box for a boat, taking a few of our things over at a time. When we had got them all over we swam the horses over loaded up, and at 5 o'clock started again and went till near 9 having traveled about 16 miles.
[George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton]