Transcript for Salt Lake Daily Reporter, 27 Sep. 1868, 3
Another Mormon bull train came into town this morning, loaded with the faithful and some freight. This is the last Mormon train of the season and winds up the emigration business for this year. The number of people emigrated has been far less than was first estimated by the Mormon authorities, and shows either an intentional exaggeration upon their part, or else a great decrease in the results of their missionary enterprises. It may be that all of the credulous, ignorant and superstitious people in the European nations, where Mormon elders are proselyting, have been "gathered out" and brought to Utah. The rank and file of Brigham’s army is composed of just such material, with smart men enough among the officers to control and keep the masses in subjection.