"Emigration," Deseret News, 29 June 1859, 132.
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EMIGRATION.—We learn from the Council Bluffs Press that there were about thirteen hundred emigrants at Florence on the last of May, enroute for Utah from different parts of the world; some two hundred and fifty of them were coming over the plains with hand carts, of which the company had sixty, with iron axletrees.
Gen. Eldredge had 150 splendid Chicago and St. Louis wagons there loaded with merchandize and various kinds of machinery for this city, each wagon having about 2500 lbs. of freight; in the aggregate nearly two hundred tons.