Transcript for "Arrivals," Deseret News, 5 December 1855, 309
Arrivals.—Mr. T. S. Williams of the firm of T. S. Williams & Co., merchants of this city, arrived from the East on the evening of the 28th of Nov. He left Independence on the 25th of Oct., in company with Elder Martin H. Peck and his son Edwin Peck, returning from a mission in the Eastern States, and came with them across the Plains as far as Fort Bridger, where he left them and came in alone. Elder Peck and son arrived on the 30th. They were all in good health and spirits and were not molested by the Indians on the way. They brought the sad intelligence of the death of Elder Orson Spencer, at St. Louis, on the 15th of Oct. The particulars of his sickness and decease have not been received.
Elder Amasa Lyman arrived from San Bernardino on Saturday the 1st inst., in company with Elder Burr Frost, returning from a mission in Australia, Elders William Fotheringham and Hugh Findlay from the East Indies, and several others whose names we have not learned.