"Local News: Arrival of Emigrants," The Mountaineer, 11 August 1860, 202.
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ARRIVAL OF EMIGRANTS.—The first company of this season's emigration from Florence to this Territory arrived in this city on Thursday afternoon-seventy days en route. The company had for officers-captain, Warren Walling; councillors, J. S. Rolphe, A. Tinney and N. Green [Andrew Isgreen]; clerk, Geo. [George William] Crouch; chaplain, G. W. Russell; and A. [Andrew] Petit captain of the guard; ninety-two male persons and sixty-eight females with 30 waggons, 51 yoke of oxen, 34 cows and 9 horses. Before reaching Kearney, a few persons with three waggons, en route for California, joined the company and continued with them to this place. On the arrival on Thursday afternoon, the company was visited by Presidents Young and Wells, and President Daniel Spencer offered the use of his pasture in the Fifth Ward for the cattle. Yesterday morning Messrs. Heywood, Rockwood and Phelps, being on a visit to the camp, were requested to address them, and in compliance gave the emigrants timely counsel and encouragement. The emigrants seemed in good health, and as far as could be judged, in good spirits. Their journey had been prosperous, no accident save to a little girl who had her left limb fractured, but who had been properly attended to and wsd in a fair way for perfect recovery. One-third of the company are Danes and Swedes, the other two-thirds from everywhere.