"Local Affairs," Salt Lake Daily Telegraph, 1 October 1864, 3.
HOME FROM THE STATES.—E. R. Young, Esq., visited us yesterday morning in the sanctum. He left Kearney on the 6th of September in company with A. R. Wight, Esq., of this city, and the two travelled together as far as Julesburg through the reported slaughter-fields without seeing an Indian, or any body else to annoy or disturb them. Mr. Y. says there were a thousand wagons corraled at Kearney when he left there.
His son John, and another young man traveled with him from Julesburg to Green River without trouble. He reports meeting on Pole and Bitter Creeks a very large number of returning emigrants from the gold mines very destitute of provisions. There was no flour any where for sale and they were begging of every person they met. Some of the more vigorous and enterprising were doing a good hunting business.
Mr. Y. passed Captains Warren Snow and William Hyde, with their emigrants, and an independent train at Julesburg on the 13th. Everything was well and the trains making good time. He passed a large emigrant train 13 miles this side of Bridger, on Wednesday morning, and passed another train at Weber in the evening. He left his own train moving from Kearney—it would be in, sometime in October.
He reports also passing about 1700 wagons with mules and oxen on their way to Virginia City, Montana.
Mr. Young is in good health and feeling well after his trip to the States.
MEETING THE RETURNED.—"Joseph A." saluted us cordially yesterday, was pleased with the Daily "as far as he had seen it" and liked the enterprise. The genial hearted Staines was as lively and humorous as ever, pleased to be back again of course. Bentley after four years absence was as perfectly contented and sound as in the days of yore. Schettler has still to make his acquaintance among the people, but he comes home "good." Farnsworth looked natural and felt at home. "Zeb" was round shaking his honest hand—we like him. Gentlemen, we wish you all the happiness you desire—you deserve it for your labors.