"Emigration of Mormons to the Salt Lake," Deseret News, 15 November 1851, 4.
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Emigration of Mormons to the Salt Lake.--President Orson Hyde, editor of this paper, left Kanesville on Saturday, 28th ult., at 11 o'clock, for the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, in good health and spirits, and is expected to return in the month of October next.
Hon. P. E. Brocchus, of Alabama, one of the Associate Judges of the Supreme Court of Utah left this place on Sunday morning, 29th ult.; also Albert Carrington, Esq., late from Washington City, accompanied by a goodly number of the citizens of this town, with a splendid spring carriage, four horses in hand, driven by H. W. Miller, the Old Pioneer of the West.--The Judge and Mr. Carrington were detained longer than they anticipated, in consequence of some little repairs that had to be made, previous to their departure, but they expected to overtake Elder Hyde and share his company over the plains and mountains. The company of citizens who went out with the Judge as an escort, prosecuted their journey as far as the six mile camp on the other side of the Missouri river; and being unable to overtake the Elder and his company, they returned; while the Judge, Mr. Carrington and others in their company, proceeded on to overtake Mr. Hyde, who was at the least calculation, thirteen miles ahead of them.
Or latest accounts from the plains are favorable; grass is good, and plenty of it, and a superabundance of water. The health of the Saints is good, and as far as we have learned, peace prevails among them all, and we trust that no discordant feeling may prevail to any extent among those who are left in Pottawotamie. It is rumored that sixteen or seventeen wagons of Oregon emigrants have returned from Beaver Creek, having lost 25 head of cattle, leaving them barely enough to get back to the river. We could not learn whether the Pawnees ran them off, or whether they were stampded, but understand three or four hundred of these Indians were at their camp begging the day before. There have so many conflicting statements come in regard to the matter, we shall await the arrival of the company, before we can give any authentic information.
We have heard nothing from the emigration that left this place since they have crossed the river. The emigrants on the St. Joseph and Independence roads have been troubled to some extent by the Arrapahoes and Cheyenne Indians. The following is the number of wagons &c., that passsed Fort Kearney up to the 6th of June: Wagons, 847; oxen, cows, horses and mules, 5,875; men, 1,156; women, 928; children, 799. The road from Table Creek, or Old Fort Kearney, has been passable all the season when other routes on the south side have been obstructed by high water.--[Kanesville (Iowa Guardian. July 11.