"From the Plains," Deseret News [Weekly], 9 May 1860, 77.
We have been favored with the perusal of a letter from Gen'l Eldredge, written on the 22d of April, west of Laramie and mailed there on the 24th.
His company, which left here April 2nd, was getting along very well, all things considered. They had experienced some stormy weather and encountered much snow, especially at the Pass and on Rocky Ridge.
On the evening of the 18th, while encamped four miles below the crossing of the Platte it commenced raining and continued all night.—The next morning the rain turned into a snow storm, in consequence of which they laid by all day, and from thence to Laramie the roads were very bad.