Transcript for "How Many Are Coming?," Deseret News, 13 August 1862, 52

HOW MANY ARE COMING?—Inquiries are often made relative to the number of immigrants on their way to Deseret this season; but so far as our knowledge extends, the exact number has not been reported. In a note from one of the teamsters in Captain [Ansel P.] Harmon’s company, written on the eve of their departure from Florence, homewards, it is stated that the number of immigrants to each wagon, in that company, averaged about eighteen. Should all the wagons sent down from the mountains return with a proportionate number, over five thousand souls will be brought across the plains by that means, exclusive of those coming in independent companies, of which there are many.