"DEPARTURE OF THE SHIP BELLE WOOD. -- We had the pleasure of clearing this fine ship upon Saturday, the 29th instant. She sailed in the afternoon of the same day, having 636 souls of the Saints on board. We shall publish, in our next impression, a list of the elders who have returned home this season, and other particulars connected with the emigration, which might prove interesting to the Saints."
MS, 27:18 (May 6, 1865), p.285
"Sat. 29. [Apr. 1865] -- The ship Belle Wood sailed from Liverpool with 636 saints on board, bound for Utah, under the direction of William H. Shearman. The company landed at New York June 1st, and arrived at Wyoming, Nebraska on the 15th."