"Arrivals," Deseret News [Weekly], 17 Sept. 1856, 221.
Mr. Peltro joined Elder Preston Thomas' company near Baker's crossing of the North Fork of the Platte, from which point they took a northerly course, and struck the Sweet Water near the Devil's Gate, having been very correctly informed by Mr. Timothy Goodale, guide to Lieut. Bryan's company, that they would not find grass and water on the old Arkansas trail from the Platte to Green River.
Elder Preston Thomas, from his mission in Texas, arrived late on the 12th inst., and started early on the following morning for his home in Lehi, too hurriedly to allow him time to report. We are informed that he will probably be in the city again soon, to superintend the arrival and disposal of his company.
On the 16th W. S. [William Samuel] Godbe's train of seven wagons arrived, laden with paints, oils, drugs &c., and accompanied by Elder Preston Thomas' company and a part of Elder Benj. L. Clapp's.
The wife of Br. James Coley, of Texas died on the morning of the 16th, while the company was camped at the foot of the big mountain. Her remains were brought into the city.