From the St. Louis Republican, June 17.
ARRIVAL PROM THE SALT LAKE.
We had the pleasure, yesterday, of seeing Mr. Jas. M. Livingston, of the firm of Livingston & Kinkead, merchants of Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. He left Salt Lake City on the 18th of April, and he and his party were occupied twenty-one days in forcing their way across the snows of the mountains—a dis-tance of one hundred miles. But they made up for this delay, and the consequent fatigue, by the rapidity with which they passed from Fort Bridger to old Fort Kearny, on the Missouri river—about eight hundred miles, and which they accomplished in twenty-two days.
We learn from Mr. Livingston that he met the ad-vance parties of emigrants eight hundred miles on their route. The grain with which they had provided them-selves had given out, and the emigrants were relying on grass for subsistence of their animals—which was not, however, very abundant. The trains were, for this reason, travelling slowly. As a general thing, the stock all along the line of emigration looked remarka-bly well; and we have the gratification of stating that there was no sickness among the emigrants—no chol-era whatever, and the small pox, of which we have heard so much, was confined to one train, or company, of eight wagons, who maintained no communication with other emigrants.
We are sorry to hear that there are apprehensions of a scarcity of provisions on the route. The emigrants last year supplied themselves too abundantly in this way, and this year they have fallen short of what is absolutely necessary. At Fort Laramie the command-ing officer supplied the wants of the emigrants as far as he was able, but this assistance, it was appre-hended, would not be sufficient. It was understood that a large portion of the emigration would take the route by Salt Lake City, for the purpose of recruiting their supplies; and luckily they will find an abundance there.
Mr. Livingston estimates the total emigration which he met upon the plains at 40,000, and to this number is to be added from 5 to 10,000 Mormons, who are on the way to Salt Lake City. The Indians were very well disposed, and no difficulties had occurred between them and the emigrants. Capt. Stansbury, who has been for a year past engaged in a reconnoissance and survey of the Salt Lake Valley, will be able to com-plete his labors in September, and he may be expected to return to the states in October. His report upon this subject, it is said, will be a remarkably able and in-teresting one, and will enable us exactly to determine the value of the country over which he has extended his observations.
Mr. Livingston represents the colony of Mormons in the Salt Lake valleys as in an exceedingly prosperous and happy condition. They had an abundance of every thing, and gold was plenty among them. He ex-hibited to us a piece of the pure stuff, of the value of $800, which was found by a Mormon in the Stanislaus Valley. It is a beautiful specimen.
We are exceedingly gratified to hear, though we ex-pected nothing else, of the prompt and general assist-ance extended by Maj. Sanderson, Capt. Van Vleit, and the other officers at Fort Laramie, to the emigrants. All were well received, and their wants relieved, as far as it was possible for them to do, and even at some sacrifice to themselves.
Mr. Livingston was accompanied in this expedition by Mr. H. A. Kinsey, Charles A. Bodwell and James Bary. He will return in the course of a week to Salt Lake city.
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