A letter from a young friend on his way to Kansas, written on a steamboat on the Missouri, May 16, says:

“Emigrants are pouring into Kansas by the thousands. Steamboats cannot be made long and large enough to carry all that apply for passage. This boat refused more than two hundred yesterday, and still they come. Six boats per day leave St. Louis, with an average of two hundred passengers each, for Kansas and Nebraska.”

We have similar advices through other channels. Kansas and Missouri seem to be taking the lead in this year’s emigration. The Delphi Weekly Journal, Delphi, Indiana. June 22, 1858. Page 2. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.