We went next to Hamburg, from which place our company, consisting of Scandinavian Saints, sailed for England, landing at Grimsby on April 18, 1863. They left Liverpool on 8 May 1863 on the vessel B. S. Kimball and landed in New York on June 15th. We were eight weeks at sea; our food rations not very appetizing--consisting of sea biscuit, salt meat and dried peas. It was cooked in the general kitchen and came to us so salty that it could hardly be eaten. Mother had brought quite a lot of bread and butter and such food as would best carry on such a journey, but it ran short and then, those sea biscuits! One morning I slept extra long. When I climbed down from the bunk and told Mother I was hungry she spread a sea biscuit thick with butter and gave it to me. It looked good but when I bit into it, it was a different story. I asked if I might have a little piece of our own bread, but it was gone. I began to cry and wished we would soon be in Zion where we could get some bread.
From New York we went to Florence and from this place we began the long trip across the plains. . . .[p.253] [NO RECORD GIVEN OF ARRIVAL INTO SALT LAKE CITY]
BIB: Warnick, Christine M. Larsen, [Autobiography] "History of Christine Marie Larsen Warnick by herself." In Merrill N. Warnick, Warnick Family History, vol. 1 (Provo, Utah: J. Grant Stevenson, ) p. 253. (CHL)