"Our second ship, the Sailor Prince, sailed from Liverpool for New Orleans on the 24th ultimo, carrying 311 passengers, including infants. An American elder, L. D. Butler was appointed their president. It is remarkable to see the regularity and order prevailing among the emigrating Saints; although coming from different parts of the British Isles, under the influence of different habits and customs, yet when they meet, they harmonize together like the stones of Solomon's temple. What is the cause of this? It is because they have all been born of the same spirit, and have been made partakers of the same blessings; and, filled with love towards one another, they feel for each other's welfare, and seek each other's happiness. This is the reason why peace prevails among our emigrating companies. Huddled together in such great numbers on board of a vessel, and tossed upon the rolling billows of the great deep, and afflicted with seasickness, are circumstances that are calculated to try the patience of the most patient. None but Saints can keep very good natured, and even they, if they are not constantly on their guard, will find old nature occasionally rising up, and now and then one will boil over; but when they find that their more patient brother or sister does not applaud or approbate their momentary ebullition, and that the Holy Spirit is grieved, they cool down again into their sober senses, and a calm reflection for a few moments shows them that it is better to suffer wrong than do wrong. A contentious impatient spirit is very unpopular among the Saints. If there are any of the Saints who cannot govern and control their passions, we would advise such to embark alone by themselves, and then they will not make any one miserable but themselves. But thanks be to God, we have not as yet discovered any such spirits among the Saints. The greatest peace and quietness have characterized all their acts while under our observation. And may the God of peace go with them in all their journeys, until they shall be established in a land of peace, and crowned with blessings in their everlasting home. . . ."
MS, 10:19 (Oct. 1, 1848), pp.296-97
". . . Four children died on the Sailor Prince. One of the brethren was seized with a violent fever, but was healed by the prayer of faith and anointing with oil. Most of the passengers under the direction of Elder Carter arrived at St. Louis, and immediately obtained comfortable houses for the winter, and plenty of employment. About 150 of those under the presidency of L. D. Butler, sailed on the 24th of November from New Orleans for St. Louis, on the steamer Grand Turk. . . ."
MS, 11:1 (Jan. 1, 1849), p.7
"THIRTY-SIXTH COMPANY, -- Sailor Prince, 311 passengers. The ship Sailor Prince sailed from Liverpool for New Orleans, September 24, 1848, carrying three hundred and eleven passengers, including infants. An American Elder, L. D. Butler, was appointed their president.-- (Millennial Star, Volume X, Page 296). After a safe voyage, the company arrived in New Orleans, where Elder Scovil, who had returned to his post in Winter Quarters, was on hand to receive them. Four children died on the voyage. One of the brethren was seized with a violent fever, but was healed by the prayer of faith and anointing with oil. In some respects the officers and crew behaved badly to the Saints.
On the twenty-fourth of November, one hundred and fifty of the immigrants, under the presidency of L. D. Butler, sailed from New Orleans for St. Louis on the steamer Grand Turk. -- (Millennial Star, Volume XI, Page 71.)
The fare from New Orleans to St. Louis, was two dollars and a half for each adult passenger; children between four and fourteen years, half price. Like the immigrants which crossed the Atlantic in the Erin's Queen, Elder Butler's company of British Saints, took temporary employment in St. Louis. -- (Millennial Star, Volume X, Page 296; Volume XI, Pages 7 and 54.)"
Cont., 13:5 (Mar. 1892), pp.233-34
"Sun. 24. [Sep. 1848] -- The ship Sailor Prince sailed from Liverpool, England, with 311 Saints on board, under the direction of L. D. Butler, bound for G. [Great] S. [
Salt] L. [Lake] Valley."