[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 11th I sold my Mules Carriage & Harness to Samuel Beverly for $160 & Buffalo Robe for $3.70. I then took passage for Keokuck in the Hack, dined at Br Fishers & remained untill 8 oclok then took passage on board the Lucy Bertram for St Luis. We went on deck but we did not sleep any at all for it seemed as though the fleas Bedbuds & musketoes would have destroyed us. They bit ourselves & Children in a dredful manner.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]