Transcript for "Arrival from Salt Lake," Crescent City Oracle, 15 Oct. 1858, 2
This morning a company of six men direct from Utah with seven animals and one wagon. Messrs. J. W. Mott[,] G. W. Sevy, M. L Sherwood, J. F. Young, G. B. Tuttle and Ira O Tuttle composed the party. They left Salt Lake City the latter part of August and have taken time for hunting and other sports along the road.
Met one hundred and five trains of Messrs[.] Major Russel & co., taking out government supplies each train containing 26 wagons and 166 yoke cattle and 30 men, all the other side of Laramie—met two droves fat cattle numbering about a thousand head—met major Egen [Egan] & Co., in Echo Kanyon, and Col. Homer at Willow Springs—met Judge Appleby's Company just above Fort Laramie; companies all well, teams in good order and doing finely—came past about 400 Cheyenne Lodges about 35 miles above Ft. Kearney—no disturbance on the road—met over 100 wagons of the gold seekers, the first near cottonwood springs85 miles above Kearney—grass good, most of the route, the exception being between Bear River and Pacific Springs—game was abundant most of the way. . . .