Transcript for "The Immigration," Deseret News, 23 July 1862, 28


A telegraphic dispatch to Prest. Young announced the arrival at Florence on the 16th inst., of Captains [John R.] Murdock and [Homer] Duncan with their trains from this city. Nothing to acknowledge has been heard from the other trains recently, but it is believed that the companies in charge of Captains [Joseph] Horne and [Ansel P.] Harmon were not far behind Captain Duncan. The other two companies in charge of Captains [Horton D.] Haight and [Henry W.] Miller had some difficulty in crossing the streams this side of the South Pass, and were some distance behind the other trains when they passed Laramie and may not yet have left the Missouri river on their return.

A storm is reported to have occurred in Florence, before the arrival there of the first train from the mountains in which two of the immigrants were killed, and a few others slightly injured.