"The Emigration," Semi-Weekly Telegraph, 29 Oct. 1864, 3.
THE EMIGRATION.—Winter cast an ominous frown over surroundings yesterday morning, shaking out a more than desired quantity of snow on the mountains and melting a part into a gentle rain, in the valley.
A great many wishes, &c., have been "offered up" that the entire emigration might reach here before the "storms" begin to pay their periodical visits. Capt. [Warren S.] Snow's train is still behind, and we would be pleased to note its safe arrival, which we hope to be able to do in a few days.
The Bishops and their assistants have had a stirring time since Capt. [William] Hyde's train got in, enormous quantities of meat, pies, bread, potatoes and other consumables having been "taken up" through the Wards and "put down" with considerable gusto by the arrivals on emigration square. Such material comforts are very acceptable after "enjoying" the trip over the plains and through the mountains and arriving with the thermometer ranging downwards with chilling celerity.
No doubt the good folks with Capt. Snow will appreciate a like blessing, but a sparing distribution, at first, may prevent some unpleasant revolutions in the interior.
We paid a visit to the "square" yesterday afternoon and found Col. Little and "everybody" buisy ministering to the wants and comfort of a few of the immigrants who still remain there, waiting opportunities of leaving for other parts of the Territory. Comfortable tents are ranged in goodly order and the occupants seem pleased with and appreciative of the care bestowed upon them. Every credit is due to Bishop Hunter and his Counselors and to the Bishops generally and all who participated in the affair. Apart from anything of a religious character, the act is one that speaks to the best feelings of human nature and is worthy of commendation from every one who admires and appreciates deeds of charity and kindness.