"Home Affairs: The Emigration," Semi-Weekly Telegraph, 23 August 1866, 3.
THE EMIGRATION. —We have been favored with the following copies of telegrams to President B. Young:
Wagon Pound, August 19.
I have lost 90 head of oxen, yesterday p.m., taken by Indians, and a few head killed. Send us oxen and provisions, or I shall have to leave freight at the Platte Bridge.
W. H. CHIPMAN.
Ft. Kearney, 19.
The companies are all past here, except one. They have some sickness.
Just arrived, well. Ascertained trains getting along first rate. Yesterday Scott and Lowry were still below Kearney. Passed Haight and Nebeker crossing Platte, above Plum Creek; all well. Rawlins crossed below O'Fallon's Bluffs on 17th.
JOHN T. CAINE.