"Utah," New York Daily Times, 23 July 1852.
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Dates from Salt Lake to the 8th May have been received.
Several large trains of Mormons from Salt Lake have reached the Valley; one train on Saturday, with about six hundred head of remarkably fine loose cattle. In fact, they are all well supplied with stock. They have with them their families, and express themselves exceedingly dissatisfied with the state of things existing at Deseret. Many of them experienced great difficulty in getting away, being harassed by vexations and unfounded suits, and their cattle seized. Hundreds have in this way been prevented from leaving who otherwise would.
BRIGHAM YOUNG has left Salt Lake with a hundred men, in search of a new settlement for the Mormons. Such is his avowed object, but his real aim is to be out of the way when the new Governor comes. He is said to have taken with him some two or three hundred thousand dollars. Those in Carson Valley had renounced their religion, and determined to settle permanently in California. Hundreds will do likewise, as soon as they can leave.
Provisions are very low in Carson Valley. Flour sold as low as six cents per pound.
We find some additional Mormon items in the St. Louis Republican:
Messrs. THOMAS MARGETTS, J. C. ARMSTRONG and THOMAS BRODERICK, arrived in this city yesterday evening on the St. Ange. These gentlemen have been selected as Missionaries to the Old World, and will, we presume, leave at an early day upon their journey.
They met the first emigrating companies on the 23d of May, 25 miles beyond Independence Rock.
The Western Bugle, in noting their arrival says:
"Considerable sickness had occurred with some of the campanies. Capt. GIBSON'S company, from Pike Co., Illinois, lost nineteen of their number in one week, but all were well that remained when our informants passed.
But very litle sickness prevailed among the emigrants. The number of graves the whole distance was something over 150, but no how to exceed 200. Hundred of wagons were crossing the Platte from the South to the North side, on account of the better health prevailing on that side.