. . . Sunday May 6th- Attended meeting in the afternoon at Sheffield and gave some instructions. In the evening preached.
Monday, May 7th- At 6:25 a.m. myself and family took train for Liverpool just up at Mr. Hall's, Hunter Street.
Tuesday, May 8th- Remained in Liverpool attending to some business and putting my my [SIC] family and luggage on board the William Tapscott.
Wednesday, May 9th- Remained on the ship regulating our luggage, &c.
Thursday, May 10th- Remained on the ship attending to sundry duties.
Friday, May 11th- At twelve a.m. the ship started down the river. A very fine day. [vol.2,p.194]
1860 Charles F. Jones' Journal. May the 12th- The steam tug left us to the mercy of the wind and waves at 10 p.m. I was appointed this day to the presidency of the 2nd Ward in the ship William Tapscott. During the voyage, I called the people together for prayers morning and evening and instructed them on their various duties, as the good spirit dictated.
We were troubled some little with measles and smallpox, &c. from which diseases and old age some few died on the journey and were committed [vol.3,p. 1] to a watery grave. During the journey we were blessed with good weather. Wind at times very calm. One or two small gales. My dear child, Amy Elizabeth, caught the measles on the ship and suffered very much. My child, Rose Hannah, stood the journey well. Myself and wife, Hannah, stood the journey tolerably well.
A steam tug came out and met us on the 15th of June for the assistance of which the Captain Bell agreed to pay $200. We passed the doctor on the 16th but in consequence of some few having small pox we were detained in quarantine at Staten Island. My child, Amy, grew worse. In [p. 2] consequence of which Mr. Walker (doctor) ordered me and family to go to Staten Island to see if a change of air would do her good. We put up at Mr. Wilkes Hotel but she continued in spite of every exertion on our part to go worse and on the 21st of June we had to move her and ourselves to New York where we took steamer, the "Isaac Newton," for Albany.
At 3 a.m. of the morning of the 22nd of June my child, Amy Elizabeth, died on board the above named boat and in consequence of arrangements having been made with the railway company to start the Saints by train at 12 a.m. on this day I was made the painful necessity of leaving my child in the hands [p. 3] of an undertaker in Albany and the president of the New York Branch, Brother Crocksal, to inter her very much to the grief of myself and dear wife.
We then continued our journey by train and steamboat and arrived in Florence on the evening of the 30th of June.
Brother G. [George] Q. Cannon organized our company for traveling and appointed me captain of the first ten. We left the campground near Florence on the 20th of July. And after a pleasant journey arrived in Great Salt Lake City on Friday, the 5th of October. . . . [p. 4]
BIB: Jones, Charles F. Journals (Ms 1679), vol. 2 p.194, vol. 3 pp. 1-4. (CHL)