From Elder P.P. Pratt to Elder Geo. A. Smith.

San Juan, April 30, 1855

Elder G.A. Smith, Historian

Dear Br:

The following is a list of our spring emigration from San Francisco Conference of the C.J.C.L.D. Saints, to San Bernardino and Salt Lake, according to the organization completed here this day:

Wm. McBride, captain; Bechlas Dustin, chaplain; Henry W. Bigler, sergeant of the guard and historian; Cynthy Jane Whipple, Henry Willard Whipple, Reuben Gates, Sarah Jane Bryant, Hamilton M. Wallace, Elizabeth Wallace, Wm. Farrer, Norman G. Brimhall, Rozillia Brimhall, Louisa Brimhall, Isabel Brimhall, Nancy Brimhall, Norman Brimhall, Geo. W. Wilkins, Catherine A. Wilkins, Mary A. Wilkins, Geo. A. Wilkins, Charles H. Wilkins, Moroni Wilkins, John Lindon, Harly Swartout, Nathan Tanner, Cahncey W. West, Redick N. Allred, Orren Smith, Anna A. Smith, Ellen M. Hopkins, Amelia A. Smith, Emily H. Hopkins, Francis Smith, Ann Smith, Eugene Smith, James B. Call, James R. Allred.

Add to these, Wm. Warren and George More, who have already gone to San Bernardino, and those who sailed on the 28th inst. from Santa Clara, to form a junction at San Bernardino, viz: Willard Whipple, Betsy Whipple, Orison Whipple, Alvina Whipple, Rosetta Whipple, Charles Whipple, Walter E. Dodge, Ellen Dodge, Ella Dodge, Elizabeth Warren, George Warren, Elizabeth Warren.  Total—souls, 51; wagons, 13; mules, 20; horses, 22.

We hope as many more will start for Carson Valley and Salt Lake, as soon as the snowy mountains will admit; say July.

[Deseret News, 5:190]
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Apr. 30, 1855, 1]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Aug. 2006]

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