"From Green River County," Deseret News [Weekly], 25 Apr. 1860, 61.
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Extracts from a letter, received from a traveling correspondent, dated Millersville, Green River county, U. T.:
ED. NEWS:—We left Great Salt Lake City on the 2d inst. at noon, in company with Gen. Eldredge and others for the States. That night we camped near Lamb's mill on the Parley's Park road. The next morning, before daylight, snow commenced falling and continued without cessation through the day, making the traveling very bad, as the snow was soft and deep. The company had to hire ox teams to take their wagons through the Park and over to the Weber.
At the mouth of Echo we met with J. L. Stoddard and others from Farmington who were waiting for us, and with whom we have traveled, in company, thus far.
Yesterday evening, four or five of the company stopped at Fort Bridger on business, but had not been there two minutes before one of the company, Isaac Bullock, was knocked down twice, and two others struck by a man who was an entire stranger to them. The cause for this unceremonious pugilistic manifestation was the hatred of the operator to the Mormons, of which community he supposed that they were members. They thought best to leave as soon as convenient, of course not very good natured, tho' no one was badly hurt.
From what they saw and heard, they readily came to the conclusion that it was not a very safe place for any person who was suspected as being a Mormon. All hell is evidently "out for noon" in this region and those passing this way will do well to govern themselves accordingly.
At the mail station on Muddy, twelve miles west of Fort Bridger, we saw thirty sacks of mail matter, which, the keeper of the station informed us, had been there about two or three weeks. Many of the sacks were badly torn and papers and pamphlets were scattered about the warehouse as if they were of no use or value. We saw papers and periodicals directed to citizens of Great Salt Lake City, and others to Camp Floyd, among those that were thus scattered about. Such mail conveying would not be tolerated long in any other country or part of the Union, but for Utah anything will do, and be all right seemingly, excepting the transportation of the mails across the continent according to contract, and we shall probably find other deposits of mail sacks before reaching the frontier.
The season in this part of the Territory is cold and backward. The whole country is covered with snow and the roads are very bad.
The company is now moving ahead all well.