“Latest From the Plains,” Frontier Guardian, 10 July 1850, 2.
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By the arrival of Messrs. Johnson and Hall, from the Indian country, we are informed that Elder Orson Hyde and company, of this place, left Platte River Camp on the morning of the 6th inst., on a visit to the Valley of Great Salt Lake. This is the last company of the season, all others being in advance. Bishop Hunter, with his company; also a small company of California emigrants from Michigan are a few miles in advance—all well. We are informed the Cholera followed the California and all other emigrants for several hundred miles out, which proved very fatal. Several hundred died with the epidemic. It has, however, nearly or quite subsided and all are moving forward.