"Caps. Hodgetts and Hunt's Companies," Deseret News [Weekly], 3 December 1856, 309.
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CAPS. HODGETTS AND HUNT'S COMPANIES.—A few have been brought in from the only companies still back, but the remainder are unable to come in without assistance. For this reason some 60 horse and mule teams, mostly with two spans to a wagon, left this city on the 2nd inst. with a supply of provisions and forage expected to be amply sufficient for all wants, as the out-going wagons will load back with persons, and will probably be able to bring in all who can endure the journey, or are not needed to help take care of animals that may have to be left at Forts Bridger and Supply until spring.
No person abroad can realize the immense selfdenial and drawback upon plans for comfort, comprised in sending out so many fine teams and active men to encounter the inclemency of mountain cold and storms at this season of the year. Well may sinners be astonished and dismayed at the love of the Saints, seeing they are ready, at the word, to cheerfully endure privation and hardship for the truth's sake and the salvation of man.