"EMIGRATION. -- The fine ship Norfolk, Captain Elliot, sailed from this port on the 19th September, under very favorable circumstances, at a quarter past three p.m., having on board about 143 souls put on by us. We rejoice to see so practical an illustration of the faith of the Saints being unshaken by the late tragical events in the West, and that the Saints are not living according to the precepts of men, but the word of the Lord.
Any anxious to emigrate about the 12th instant, can have an opportunity of doing so, by making early application.
Early in January next we expect to charter a ship, and should be glad to receive notice as soon as possible of all who intend to go at that time."
MS, 5:5 (Oct, 1844), p.80
"TWENTY EIGHTH COMPANY. -- Norfolk, 143 souls . . . This was the first ship load of Saints sent out from England after the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Proceeding up the river, a number of the emigrants found it necessary, for the lack of means, to settle down temporarily at St. Louis, Missouri, while all who were able
, continued to Nauvoo."
Cont., 12:12 (Oct. 1891), p.449
"Thurs. 19. [Sep. 1844] -- The ship Norfolk sailed from Liverpool with 143 Saints, bound for Nauvoo."
CC, p. 26