ON the 28th of April we left the island in an open sail-boat
and made our way to Owl's Head, and then walked
twenty miles. The following day we walked forty miles and
suffered some with weary limbs and blistered feet, but we felt
that it was for the gospel's sake and did not choose to com-
plain. The next day a walk of thirty miles brought us to
Scarboro, where we spent the night at Father Carter's.
On the 8th of May I parted with Mrs. Woodruff and
Father Carter and family, and in company with Milton Holmes walked thirty-three miles towards Portsmouth, which
city we reached the following day and spent several hours
there, visiting the navy yard. We then walked to George- town, formerly New Rowley, and spent the night with Father Nathaniel Holmes.
On the 11th of May I visited Charleston and Bunker Hill monument, and also spent several hours in the city of Boston,
which then contained a population of one hundred thousand.
I ascended to the cupola of the court-house, from which I
had a fine view of the city. I visited several of the Saints in
the city, and walked over the long bridge to Cambridge and Cambridgeport.
I visited the jail there in order to have an interview with
Brother A. P. Rockwood, who had been cast into prison
on the plea of debt, in order to trouble and distress him,
because he was a "Mormon." This was the first time we had
ever met. The jailor permitted me to enter the room where
he was. It was the first time in my life I had ever entered a
prison. The jailor turned the key upon us and locked us
I found Brother Rockwood strong in the faith of the gos-
pel. He had the Bible, Book of Mormon, Voice of Warning
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