"The Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 2 Nov. 1865, 28.
W[illiam] 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 from twenty to twenty-five miles per day after he left Red Buttes, 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 severe snow-storm, and will have to remain in camp until it passes off, Snow two inches deep and storm clearing up here.
[Thomas] Taylor's train, going east, passed here two days ago. Stock looking well. Was making thirty miles a day. Snow about four inches deep and is melting fast. Storm over and sun shining.
My company here; only three days rations.
A dozen mule teams were about starting yesterday afternoon, 28th inst., as we were going to press, with provisions, etc., for the immigrants and grain for the animals. Blankets, groceries etc., were liberally furnished, we understand for the immigrants, by several of our merchants.
On inquiry concerning the storm of Friday night, the following telegrams were obtained:—
Only snowing a little.
There is no storm here. It is only snowing a little, that is all.
It has been storming very hard here all morning; snowing now.
That is east of where Willis's train was camped yesterday.