“Thursday, June 27. . .Releases - -The following Elders have been honorably released to return home as indicated: President William B Baker of the Irish Conference, Martin C Rigby of the Manchester, Joseph H Bodily, and Peter C Droubay of the Birmingham, per ss ‘New England’ sailing from Liverpool July 4th; (Mill. Star, 63:426).” [BMMH, 1901].
“Thursday, July 4 . . . Departures - - The ss ‘New England,’ which left Liverpool today bound for America, had among its passengers the following Elders, all of whom have seen serveice in the mission field, and have been honorably released to return to their homes in Zion: Joseph H Bodily, Peter G Droubay, William M Worthington, Martin C Rigby, Seth Pixton, J. Percy Goddard, and David H Harris. The company also included Sisters Ellen W and Jane Pixton and George R and George B Jones, who have been visting hereabouts for several weeks past; also Sister Martha Waltong and children, and Sister Annie Gudgeon, who cross the mighty deep to take up their abode in the vales of the Rocky Mountains. (Mill.Star, 63:445).” [BMMH, 1901].