November 1. My time was come to leave England, so Brother Morgan and I started after my brother and gave me some very fine breast broaches and earrings for my wife and daughter and some scarf pins for the boys and others thing nice thing. [UNCLEAR] We wished my dear brother, his wife and family farewell, thanking them for their kindness that they had given me, my brother and son and daughter. And Mr. Downs came to the station to see us off. We left at 8 in the morning for Liverpool. Went through Church Stretton, Shrensbury and Chester and arriving in Liverpool about 12. Saw Mr. William Evens [Evans], station master, an old friend of mine. Stayed at Fred Lawrence hotel all night. Bought a blouse and a pair of stockings of a man that stayed there.
November 2. Went on board the Arizona 9 in morning. Lost my beer my brother give me. We started sail about 3 in the evening from Liverpool. [p.247] Very fine and pleasant.
November 3. Sunday, arrived in Queenstown, Ireland, about 11 a.m., staying there for about 4 hours waiting for the mails. Bought me 2 pipe, [to] 4 shillings, and 2 broaches [for], 2 shillings. Ireland is a very fine country, and very fine.
November 4. Very seasick, fine day.
November 5. We saw a steamer on fire. The captain drew near and waited to give it assistance but they put the fire out, and they thought they had the fire put out alright and our ship started on, and the others went on towards Queenstown. It was lost near that place. It had about nine 9 [SIC] hundred head of cattle on board. All was lost but the crew and were saved.
November 6. Very seasick, the doctor gave me some medicine. Very rough sea, raining. Very cold.
November 7. I saw a sailing vessel at a distance. The sea was very rough. Brother Morgan got me a roasted potatoes. That was the first thing I had eat for four days as I was very seasick and could not eat at all.
November 8. Raining and blowing very hard, very rough sea, dashing waves overboard. I saw a vessel fishing at Newfoundland, the first land from Ireland to New York. It is a great place for fishing for codfish and other kind of fish.
November 9. A fine morning. I saw a very large whale near the vessel. I saw several of them throwing the water a great distance in the air. Native Ireland is the last land you see till you reach New York and that is 700 seven hundred [SIC] miles to New York.
November 10. Sunday, raining at meeting in the first cabin. The text was 3 chapter of Daniel. A very fine speaker as he was returning from Palestine. [p.248] The vessel crouled [PROBABLY, crawled] 386 miles a day, some days.
November 11. Landing in New York 11 o'clock in the day. Stayed at Mr. Morgan hotel. I went to see Central Park to see the wild beast. A very fine place indeed.
November 12. Went down to the Castle Garden to get our railway tickets. I wrote home and to my brother Richard. Started from the depot at seven in the evening for Buffalo. A very pleasant ride.
November 13. Arrived at Buffalo at seven in the morning and left at eight o'clock on the Lake Erie Railway to Niagara. Crossed over the bridge onto the Canada side. Went to see the Falls in a carriage and Brother Morgan and I had our likeness taken. Went to see the burning spring, very beautiful scenery is the Niagara Falls. It is a wonderful site. After staying at Niagara six hours we left at three o'clock in the evening on the Grand Trunk Railroad past London Station at seven in evening and crossed the river at ten o'clock in evening on to the Great Northern Trunk Railway.
November 14. Saw a building on fire about six o'clock in morning. We arrived in Chicago at ten o'clock in the morning. Staying there till l2:30 in the day. Then left for Omaha passing through a very fine country.
November 15. We arrived in Omaha at seven o'clock in the morning. We left for Ogden at 8 o'clock in the morning. 1000.22 from Omaha to Ogden. 1000.22 miles from Waterloo Station to Ogden 1000.1/3. We crossed Luke Fork at 11 o'clock. From Wood River to Ogden 86 3.miles.
November 16. We came through Cheyenne and North Platte and Fort Steel and crossed Green River at 4 in the evening and arriving at Ogden at eleven o'clock at night. Started to Salt Lake City and arriving there 12 o'clock at night. [p.249]
BIB: Adams, John (1830-1899), Journal (Special Collections & Manuscripts, M270.1, Ad 184) (Typescript) pp. 247-49. (Harold B. Lee Library
, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah)