Transcript for "From the Frontiers," Deseret News, 4 July 1860, 141
By last Eastern mail we received letters from Florence, N. T., through which we learn that everything was moving harmoniously among the outfitting Saints. Up to the date of writing, the 8th of June, no wagon train of emigrants for this place had left, but every effort was being made by Elder Cannon to have an early start after that date.
Our correspondent states that Elders Lyman, Rich and their small company had arrived "safe and sound."
The two companies would be under captains John Smith and J. D. Ross, but at that time it was not determined which would be ready first and take the lead. We wish them all a prosperous journey.