"The Immigration and Incoming Trains," Salt Lake Daily Telegraph, 3 September 1864, 3.
THE IMMIGRATION AND INCOMING TRAINS.—From telegrams received in the city, we learn that Capt. Patterson's train was at Deer creek yesterday morning in a bad condition. Cattle were dying, and the train unlikely to move, much further, if any, without assistance. Those interested in that train had better see to the assistance called for in oxen and flour.
Capt. John Smith from the same place telegraphs that he was there with 20 wagons of Scandinavians and had lost 20 oxen.
Capt. John Sharp's train of merchandise for Ransohoff & Co., had lost heavily in the same region.
We were pleased to receive better news from Mr. H. B. Clawson and Capt. Jos. W. Young, from Plum creek, about 30 miles west of Kearney, yesterday morning. They report the Church trains were all doing well and "all in first rate spirits."
We are not directly advised of the entire party traveling together with Mr. Clawson, but we have reasons for believing that the company is composed of Jos. A. Young[,] H. B. Clawson, W. C. Staines and H. S. Beattie, Esq.'s possibly R. Bentley, Esq. is also with them. We mention the above specially for those who have heard rumors of an accident to one of the gentlemen named. There was no foundation for it, or it would have been reported.