"The Emigration," Semi-Weekly Telegraph, 30 October 1865, 3.
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THE EMIGRATION.—We have been kindly furnished the following telegrams by President Young:
Taylor's train, going east, passed here two days ago. Stock looking well—was making thirty miles per day—snow about four inches deep and is melting fast—storm over and sun shining.
W. [William] S. S. Willis' train passed here four days ago. Stock seemed to be in tolerable condition. People seemed to be standing the trip very well. The Captain told the operator that he was going to make twenty to twenty-five miles per day after he left Red Butte (ten miles west of here) where they would leave the Platte river. We hear that they are now camped at or near Willow Springs, twenty-five miles from here. It appears that they have been caught in a sever snow storm, and have to remain in camp until it passes off. Snow two inches deep and storm clearing up here.
M. [Miner] G. Atwood and Henson Walker's companies were on Hams Fork yesterday. The former with three day's rations, the latter without any.
EXCELLENT.—About a dozen teams start this morning with provisions for emigrants back on the plains, and grain for their cattle. Some of our merchants have donated liberally.