"Late from the Plains," Deseret News, 30 May 1860, 100.
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Mr. C. A. Perry, of the firm of C. A. Perry & Co., arrived from Weston, Mo. on the 24th inst., which place he left on the 1st of May, making the trip in twenty-three days with the same animals. He had a light carriage and only one person with him—Mr. J. Mitchell, with the exception of a servant. Mr. Perry reports the roads good. He encountered but one snow storm and that on the ninth, when he was between O. Fallon's Bluffs and South Platte, which was very severe and somewhat extensive. The feed from the Platte to Bridger not very good; the balance of the way excellent.
J. L. Stoddard, from Farmington, was met at Kearney city, E. D. Woolley and company at the Red Buttes on the north Platte and J. W. Young and company, eight miles above the Three Crossings on Sweetwater—all getting along first rate and in good health.
The emigration to Pike's Peak was immense and many are on their way to Carson and California, some of them going via the Peak just to see the country. It was reported that many of those mining in that region were intending to go to the mines in western Utah and California this season, though there were not many of them seen on the way.
The weekly average of the proceeds of the Pike's Peak mines sent to the east, for some time past, he says, has been about $10,000—not a very big pile for so much fuss as has been made about their richness and productiveness. If there are as many men at work in the mines, as has been represented, they certainly are not earning their salt.
The streams were generally high, most of them past fording, particularly Green river at which place the out-going mail stage was met.