Transcript for "Arrived," Deseret News, 22 August 1855, 189
Arrived.—Elder P. P. Pratt arrived in this city, by the northern route, on Saturday 18th inst., after an absence of fifteen months; he has preached and published the fulness of the Gospel, throughout California with considerable success.
He was accompanied by Elder James Hawkins, who has been absent from this city, on a mission to the Sandwich Islands, about 6 years. Elders Thomas Morris, R. Mowery, and Joseph Peck, who returned from his mission to the Islands on account of ill health, and others.
The party met Col. Steptoe's command on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. Judge Hyde was examining the country to ascertain its facilities preparatory to the location of the shire town of Carson County. The Indians on the road were friendly. Feed and water plentiful, with the exception of the forty-five miles drive.