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Apr 20, 1841

Journal Entry

April 20, 1841 ~ Tuesday
20th April 1841. I went on board of the ship
Rochester in the morning in company with Elders
B Young, H. C. Kimball, O Pratt, W. Richards, W.
Woodruff J. Taylor & G. A. Smith of the Twelve
R. Hedlock High priest 120 Saints, 160 of the world
20 of the crew, 2 mates (Porter] & CBI) Capt Woodhouse
1 carpenter, 1 cook 2 stewards making 307 souls in
all, we took the parting hand with Elders P. P. Pratt
& O. Hide & a multitude of Saints who stood upon
the dock or quay to see us start

We drew out into the river Mercy & cast anchor in sight
of Liverpool & spent the day & night. It was with some
difficulty that we could get the baggage stowed away
so that we could make our beds however we lay dow
n & slep well

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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3289 mentions
Apostle, Family
Smith, George Albert
26 Jun 1817 - 1 Sep 1875
1382 mentions
Apostle, Missionary
Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
1402 mentions
Apostle
Taylor, John, b. 1808
1 Nov 1808 - 25 Jul 1887
1828 mentions
Apostle
Hyde, Orson
8 Jan 1805 - 28 Nov 1878
669 mentions
Apostle
Pratt, Orson
19 Sep 1811 - 3 Oct 1881
1037 mentions
Apostle
Pratt, Parley Parker
12 Apr 1807 - 13 May 1857
524 mentions
Apostle
154 mentions
Richards, Willard
24 Jun 1804 - 11 Mar 1854
523 mentions
Apostle

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Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

Twelve on the ship Rochester, ;

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

Rochester, . Arrived in

Autobiography 1857 Draft 1

ship Rochester on the arived in New York . I went to Scarboro Maine got my wife and also my son Wilford whom I had not before

Autobiography 1892 Deseret News Notes

sailed from England

Autobiography 1892 Deseret News Notes

on Rochester , arrived in

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine

on board of the ship Rochester. Next day, the wind being favorable, the ship weighed anchor. There were on board Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Pratt, George A. Smith, Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards and John Taylor, of the Twelve, with Elder Reuben Hedlock and 120 of the British Saints. On our passage across the Atlantic we had some very tempestuous weather and became familiar with "a storm at sea."

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1

and that of our setting sail on the with a ship load of Saints and influence sufficient to detain the sailing of the vessel at our will. Truly the Lord had blessed us in a degree unlooked for. Indeed it was a miracle what the Lord had wrought by our hands since our arrival a little over a year before and I was filled with amazemient as I looked back for during that time we had established churches in nearly all the principal towns and cities in England baptized more than 5000 souls published 5000 Books of Mormon 3000 Hymn Books 2500 vols of the Millennial Star and about 50,000 tracts besides gathering to America 1000 members of the Church and establishing ^a great influence^ among the shiping companies of Liverpool which in a few years after had grown to such importance as to become quite a ruling power not only in Liverpool but in England generally. Indeed to such proportions did the emigration power and notoriety of the Church grow that in its history our emigration agent has been summoned before a committee of the House of Commons upon emigration policy and the company of the Great Eastern Steam Ship has sought of our people to charter their Leviathan of the Sea I spent the following day in running to and fro through the city assisting the Saints. I walked four miles in the evening on the sea shore with a company of Saints and baptized two persons one was Sister Elizabeth Ockey. Her sister Ann accompanied her to the water and they both much desired to sail with us to America with their brother Edward, but

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1

into the river Mercy and cast anchor. This was on the 20th of April

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Apr 20, 1841