". . . On Tuesday, the packet ship William Tapscott, Captain Bell, cleared with 807 souls of the Saints on board, under the presidency of Elder William Gibson, with Elders John Clark and Francis M. Lyman as his counsellors, and sailed on Wednesday morning. Elder Gibson arrived from Zion in the beginning of December 1859, and for some time travelled through the Mission, teaching and instructing the Saints in the various conferences where his labors extended. Since January 1st, 1860, he has presided over the Cheltenham District. Elder F. M. Lyman, who arrived July 27th, 1860, has been presiding over the Essex Conference, and Elder Clark over the Sheffield Conference
. The following elders accompanied these brethren on the William Tapscott -- namely, Elder Samuel Hargraves, late president of the Durham Conference, who arrived September 21st, 1860, Elder William Dallin, late president of the Newcastle - on - Tyne Conference, who arrived August 26th, 1860, and Elder Thomas C. Staynet, from Zion, who have been on missions to this country; also Elders Thomas Liez, late president of the Preston Conference, Thomas W. Rees, late president of the Eastern Glamorgan Conference, Israel Bale, late travelling elder in the Worcestershire Conference, William Shires, late travelling elder in the Leeds Conference, and Joseph R. Morgan, late travelling elder in Herefordshire Conference, who with gladness and joy embrace the privilege of gathering with the Saints. These brethren have all labored with diligence and faithfulness and are released with the blessings of the presidency, and the prayers of hte Saints. Elder H. Whittall, who has labored in this office for some years, likewise sailed with this company, feeling to rejoice at the privilege of gathering with his family to the valleys of the mountains. On Tuesday afternoon, Presidents Lyman, Rich, and Cannon held a meeting on board, addressed the Saints, and organized the company. Good feelings seemed to be enjoyed by all, and the Spirit of God was copiously poured out. May the prayers which were offered up on their behalf be realized in their fulfilment, that their voyage and journey may be speedy and prosperous, till they reach their destination in the home of the Saints. . ."
MS, 24:21 (May 24, 1862), p.330
"Wed. 14. [May 1862] -- The ship William Tapscott sailed from Liverpool, with 808 Saints, under the direction of William Gibson, John Clark and Francis M. Lyman. It arrived safely at New York."