. . . we went on board the S. Curling with our luggage to remain and one thing I would here remark that although we were surrounded by people that sought every means to take the advantage of us by the help of God who escaped out of the hands of all our enemy, with being [â€”] on over. Changed in the least things the total expense of ledgers and [-] of luggage from Plymouth until we embarked for Boston on board the Curling. Was 1 shilling and 8 pence. We sailed from Liverpool Docks on Saturday the 19th at 6 p.m. with mild weather and all the passengers 700 in number and the crew in good health and spirits. On Sunday the 20th all the Saints were called on deck after [-] and were addressed by Elder Dan Jones. I [-] as the [-] that were found to [-] while we were at sea and I felt delighted with the instruction he gave. For it was great what was [-] on the ship was divided into wards. Elder Jones presided over the ship with Elder [-] and [-] his counselors. The men did changed the [-] duty in [-] able and godlike manner. Elder Job willing presided over the 4th ward with Elder [-] as his first counselor and the second he is also a good man the weather was [-] until the evening of the 23 when a breeze sprang upon our faces [p. 6] and we [had] fine wind until the 28 which brought us out of the North Channel and up and of a thousand miles on one journey all safe and then the wind shifted and blow [-] stroke from the westward so that we could not make any headway until the 6 of May on the night of the 2nd and morning of the 3rd it blew a hurricane and the lightning [-] away the main sheet and the water came in upon us so that our beds were wet for several days. This storm caused many to be seasick but I thank God our finally escaped pretty well. [UNCLEAR]
On the 4th the wind changed in our favor and blew from the east until the evening of the 10th. It became calm and remained so until Sunday evening the 17. This was a fine clear day in the afternoon. President Jones addressed us on the subject of plurality of wives and I felt highly delighted with the able manner in whilst he handled the subject in the same evening the wind became favorable and continued to blow harder throughout the night and the sea became very rough and the vessel rolled tremendously so that the luggage and each [â€”] was thrown violently about the ship from one place to another and president Jones was thrown our of his bed and [-] his watch and the sails split [-] and one of the stay sail boons [-] in pieces it was estimated that in them 2 storms there was about two hundred pound worth of damage done. On the 21 we made [-] Cape Cod and on the 23 we landed at Boston. We left Boston the 26 by rail and arrived at Iowa the 2nd of June [p. 7] a distance of 18 hundred miles. Remained in camp a week left the camp ground on the 8th in the 1st division of the hand Capt. Company under the [-] of Elder Elsworth [Edmund Ellsworth]. [p. 8] [THE ELLSWORTH COMPANY WAS THE 1ST HANDCART COMPANY. THEY ARRIVED IN SALT LAKE CITY ON SEPTEMBER 26, 1856 (1997-98, Church Almanac, p. 172)].
BIB: Moyle, John Rowe. Journal. pp.6-8. (Ms 332) (CHL)