Transcript for "Teams for the East," Deseret News, 14 May 1862, 365

Teams for the East.

Yesterday, in the forenoon, the teams from Iron, Beaver, Millard and Sanpete counties, going to the Missouri river, conjointly with a proportionate number form Juab, Utah, Wasatch, Summit, Great Salt Lake, Tooele, Davis, Morgan Weber, Box Elder and Cache counties, for the purpose of aiding the immigration of the Saints this season, arrived in the city producing a very pleasing sensation and imparting to the streets a lively and stirring appearance. There were collectively some two hundred yoke of oxen, most of them in fine condition. Of the number, as reported by one of the teamsters, twenty yoke were from iron, nineteen from Beaver, thirty-two from Millard, and one hundred and twenty-eight from Sanpete. A better lot of oxen we have never seen at this season of the year. There were in the company about forty wagons well fitted up for the trip. As was the case last year, four yoke of oxen are to be allotted to one wagon on the return trip, and the deficiency existing in the number of wagons will be supplied by purchase in the States.

This company will soon take up their line of march over the mountains, and be followed by the others going on the same service in the course of a few days.

The teams from Cache and Box Elder counties started some two weeks since, and but for the overflowing of the Ogden, would have been the first to have reported at headquarters.