Transcript for "The Immigration: Captain Ricks' Train," Deseret News, 6 September 1866, 317
CAPTAIN RICKS' TRAIN.—This train got in one Tuesday afternoon and camped in the space provided for the emigrants in the General Tithing Office yard, where a large number of citizens were soon assembled looking for friends and relatives, and furnishing creature comforts to the new arrivals. There were 46 wagons in the train and 251 passengers. Eight died on the journey, Mary Dobson, from the Derbyshire Conference, England, aged 70, having died on Aug. 26th, and a child afterwards, name not reported, with the six whose names appeared in our last issue. There were two marriages and three baptisms on the journey from leaving the Missouri river. There was very little sickness in the train, and the passengers looked healthy and hearty on their arrival. The wagons left for Cache Valley on Thursday, with the exception of one team that would stop at Ogden. Most of the passengers went with the wagons, having friends northward. Some remained with friends in this city; and a few were cared for by Bishop Hunter and his Counselors, who attended to their wants in a fatherly manner. The Bishop and his Counsel were indefatigable in their exertions for the welfare of the passengers, and were willingly seconded by the Bishops of the various wards called upon, and the citizens.