"Capt. Brown's Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 7 Sept. 1859, 212.
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- James S. Brown Company (1859)
CAPT. BROWN'S COMPANY.—Owing to the absence of the secretary of the company which arrived on the evening of the 29th ult., in charge of Capt. James Brown 3d, of Ogden, at the time our reporter visited their encampment on Union Square the next day, no definite report of the company was obtained till after we went to press. From the report, since received, it appears that the company left Florence, June 13, consisting of 353 persons, with 59 wagons, 114 yoke of oxen, 11 horses, 36 cows and 41 head of loose cattle. By the way a few scattering families were picked up, and on their arrival here, the company consisted of 387 persons, 66 wagons and 415 head of cattle. There were two deaths and five births in the company while crossing the plains. Some 25 head of cattle died or were lost; only one wagon was upset, and no serious accident occurred. On arriving in the city, Capt. Brown did not leave his company till they were all provided with homes or places of residence, which was truly commendable.