"Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 17 December 1856, 325.
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Capts. [William B.] Hodgetts and [John A.] Hunt's companies, with those who went to their relief, have been arriving within the past few days, and are now, Dec. 16, all in, except a few who will tarry at Fort Supply during the winter, and the small company previously mentioned as being stationed at the Devil's Gate.
Bishop L. W. Hardy reports the new arrivals to be in fine spirits, notwithstanding their late hardships; and those who so liberally turned out to their relief report themselves ready to start out again, were it necessary.
But few in the two rear companies were frosted, and of those only one or two severely. Bishop Hardy at once threw open his doors to the family in which were the ones most severely frosted, and under his judicious nursing, without amputation, they are rapidly recovering; though the one most frosted will, perhaps, be somewhat crippled in her feet.
O world, what have you to say and do about the works coupled with faith manifested by those who have gladly faced winter on the Wasatch Mountains, to rescue fellow beings most of whom they had never seen? Or what about the rescued's being so joyous and so little injured amid such perils and hardships? Or, again, what about that Spirit which causes so many to operate as one, upon the side of truth and humanity?