"The Emigration," Deseret News, 24 April 1861, 64.
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Yesterday forenoon we paid a visit to the camp at the mouth of Parley's Kanyon [Canyon], previous to the departure of the trains for the eastern frontier.
Presidents Young, Kimball and Wells, had arrived at the camp some time before us, but as the cattle were all yoked up, it was considered prudent not to detain the train, and the organization, which was expected to take place, was deferred for each of the captains to attend to at their first camping place.
Bishop Hunter and his Counselors, Little and Hardy, aided by all the city Bishops, were particularly busy in getting everything ready for the start. We heard of nothing lacking, and to all appearance, the teams and teamsters were just as they should be for such a journey and for the task lying before them.
As the organization was deferred, and an exact report was not easily come-at-able, we concluded to defer saying much of the present emigration movement till our next issue.