"Arrivals, Immigration, &c.," Deseret News [Weekly], 31 August 1854, 3.
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Elder Samuel W. Richards, from Liverpool, and Thomas S. Williams, of the firm of J. M. Horner & Co. arrived August 26th, p.m.
Elder Richards left Liverpool on the 8th of July, per steamer Niagara, and landed in Boston on the 20th of the same month. Proceeded to St. Louis by rail, via Albany, Niagara Falls, Detroit, and Chicago, where he arrived on the 25th. Left St. Louis same day on board the Polar Star for Weston, where he arrived early in the morning of the 29th of July. Left Weston and Fort Leavenworth in the afternoon of the 1st of August, in company with Thomas S. Williams, George Halladay [Halliday], and W. S. G. dbey [Godbe], for Great Salt Lake City, where he arrived on the 26th of August, in good health and fine spirits, having performed the entire journey from Liverpool to G. S. L. City in 40 days, and in less than 43 days traveling time. The distance from Fort Leavenworth was made in 252 hours, 25 minutes of traveling time.
Br. Field and company on the 14th inst., were camped about three miles above Laramie.
Elders James Brown, Job Smith, and Darwin Richardson were camped with their companies near Scott's Bluffs, on the 13th inst. Elder Olson, and the Danish Saints, with about 70 wagons, were camped near Chimney Rock on the 12th instant.
Elder Daniel Garn, with a company of about 10 wagons, was camped about 30 miles above Ash Hollow on the 11 inst.
Elder Ira Eldredge and company were camped about 15 miles below the crossing of the South Fork of the Platte, on the 10th inst.
Elders Win.Empy, Durr P. [Dorr Purdy] Curtiss, Robert Campbell, and William Taylor with the rear companies of migration were supposed to be crossing the Big Blue, about 160 miles below Fort Kearney, on the 4th inst.
The companies were generally well, and in fine spirits.
The brethren who have been called upon to furnish aid to their brethren on the route will see by the above, and by the letter published in this number from br. Pratt and others, that much assistance in men, teams, and provisions will be necessary to enable those now far back on the plains to arrive in anything like comfortable season; hence it is expected that they will duly realize their relative position and circumstances, and promptly, and efficiently respond to the call of the First Presidency, thro' the Bishops, to send back sufficient aid to roll all up in a good style and season.
Aside from the counsel and requirements of the First Presidency on this subject, and aside from brotherly kindness, and in addition to the commandment of doing unto others as we would they should do unto us, strict economy and worldly-mindedness indicate the good policy of a speedy and liberal turn out. For we are all one temporally as well as spiritually, literally as well as figuratively, or we are not what we profess to be, and shall not attain to what we desire, and are looking for. And if we are not one, the sooner we begin to act upon those principles calculated to make us one, the sooner we will be prepared for the blessings promised to the faithful.
In addition to the assistance required of you by your bishops, it will be well for those who know they have friends, or relatives on the road to cast in their help according to their ability, for which they will in no wise lose their reward, and confer the additional blessing of making the heart glad, by evincing a kindly sympathy for those who are winding their weary way over a dreary waste to the present home of the saints.
Elders Orson Pratt, Horace S. Eldredge, Frederick Kesler, and George Halladay [Halliday] arrived in good health and spirits on the afternoon of the 27th.--The two last named from a short church business trip to St. Louis; Elder Pratt from his mission to Washington and Presidency over the saints in the States east of the Rocky Mountains, and br. Eldredge from the presidency over the Branch at St. Louis.