Transcript for "Eastward Bound," The Mountaineer, 28 Apr. 1860, 142

EASTWARD BOUND.-A company consisting of 78 men, 31 wagons, 234 oxen and 8 horses, left for the East yesterday p.m. They made their encampment on Big Kanyon [Canyon] Creek the evening previous, about a mile east of Pres't Young's tannery. They were visited by the President, General Wells, and numerous other gentlemen. All were in fine spirits. Mr. Joseph W. Young was unanimously elected captain; H. B. Shipp, clerk; John Woolley, captain of camp guard; A. Harmon, captain of the cattle guard; and Elders Brown 3d., Delamare and Madson, chaplains. A mule train of 7 wagons started about the same time in charge of Mr. E. D. Woolley. These companies were composed partly of missionaries for Europe, and partly of gentlemen visiting the Eastern States on business and see their friends.