Transcript for "From the Plains," Frontier Guardian, 13 June 1851, 2

From the Plains.

Our latest accounts from the Elk Horn River are rather more favorable than those contained in our last. Hon. A. W. Babbitt and company had left the place where they were surrounded by water on the Island, but met with some loss. Mr. Babbitt had the greater part of his paper damaged, by water getting into his wagon beds. Our readers will recollect that this is the paper he brought to Kanesville, to start in opposition to us, to vindicate his character; which he considered was in no small degree tarnished.

The last accounts received from Mr. B. and company say, that they were at, or near the Loupe Fork of the Platte, prosecuting their journey as well as they could. Upon the authority of an Oregon Emigrant, who returned to this place a few days since, we here say; that three emigrants were drowned at, or near the Elk Horn, while attempting to cross some sloughs, also one was struck dead by lightning, but the names of those drowned, and the latter, we have not yet learned.

The church emigration from this place this season, has got along remarkably well, circumstances considered. We have not heard of any accidents or losses sustained by any of them; upon the whole, we have every reason to believe that the adverse circumstances they have been placed in at first, will only render them more submissive, and more patient the rest of the journey.