[Heber C. Kimball diary - Zion's camp leaves Kirtland]
We started on the 5th of May, and truly this was a solemn morning to me. I took leave of my wife and children and friends, not expecting ever to see them again, as myself and brethren were threatened both in that country and in Missouri by the enemies, that they would destroy us and exterminate us from the land.
There were about one hundred brethren in our company who started for Zion. These brethren were all young men and nearly all elders, Priests, Teachers and Deacons.
[Kimball, Stanley B. ed, On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball]