"Home Items: Willis' Train," Deseret News, 16 November 1865, 44.
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WILLIS' TRAIN.—The following telegrams to Pres. Young which he has kindly furnished us with, will be read with much satisfaction by our readers.
South Pass, Nov. 8th, 1865.
Our train will camp within five miles of this place to-night. Capt. Orson Arnold and Company came up to us yesterday noon at Antelope Springs, all well, with two teams and flour from Ogden. Bro. Arnold and company are here with all the women, children and men we could spare, all in fine traveling condition. We have all the supplies now that we shall require, also teams. A thousand thanks:
All the women and children, and all the men we could spare are gone on. We have quite plenty of provisions to last us in. Weather is remarkably fine. Our train is all getting along well.
These telegrams were in answer to inquiries by the President. By a later telegram we learn that they expected to be at Sandy on Saturday, 11 instant.