". . . The ship Tyrian sailed with 207 passengers on the morning of the 21st Sep. On going out of dock the previous day many hundreds crowded round to witness a ship load of the sons and daughters of Zion depart from their native shore for the promised land. They moved slowly out into the river, singing: 'Lovely native land, farewell! / Glad I leave thee, glad I leave thee, / Far in distant lands to dwell.'
Next morning they weighed anchor about 10 o'clock, and hoisted sail before a fair wind, moving away under the flag of liberty -- the American stars and stripes, with a majesty seldom surpassed. The emigrants were all on deck, and in good spirits; and as our little boat came off with three hearty cheers, they were sing the favorite hymn -- 'How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord. / Is laid for your faith in his excellent Word.'
The last lines which we heard, as their voices were lost in the distance, were as follows: -- 'When through the deep waters I call thee to go, / The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o'erflow.'
Hats and handkerchiefs were still waving in view as a last token of farewell. Soon all was a dim speck upon the ocean; a few moments more and they were vanished from view on the wide expanse and lost in the distance.
May God speed them onward in their course, and land them safe in their destined port."
MS, 2:6 (Oct. 1841), p.94
"NINTH COMPANY. -- Tyrian, 207 souls. On Tuesday, September 21st, 1841, the ship Tyrian sailed from Liverpool with two hundred and seven Saints bound for Nauvoo, via New Orleans, under the presidency of Joseph Fielding. By chartering the ship for the purpose, the company saved about six hundred dollars.
The Tyrian arrived in New Orleans in the early part of November, from whence the emigrants proceeded to Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, about twenty miles below Nauvoo, where they arrived November 24th. It was the intention to locate the newcomers on the site of Warren, a new settlement, which the Saints tried to locate one mile south of Warsaw, but difficulties arose with the old settlers, in consequence of which the British emigrants moved to Nauvoo about the middle of December, following. Some of them had previously moved thither."
Cont. 12:12 (Oct. 1891), p. 444
"September.  Tues. 21. -- The ship Tyrian sailed from Liverpool for New Orleans with 204 Saints, under the direction of Joseph Fielding, bound for Nauvoo."