Queenstown, September 16, 1888President George Teasdale:
Dear Brother,--We left Liverpool on Saturday, Sept. 15th, at 3:45 p.m., on board the S. S. Wisconsin, with 145 souls, including returning missionaries. The weather has been beautiful, the sea smooth and but very little wind.
Last evening we organized the Saints into three Wards, Brother G. [Greshom] B. Wells having charge of the first, which includes the Swiss and German Saints.
The ship is heaving a little this morning, occasioning some seasickness; in general, however, we are all well and happy, and rejoice in singing the songs of Zion, giving praise and glory to God our Heavenly Father for the many favors and blessings received from his all-bountiful hand.
With kind regards to you and all at "42," [42 Islington WAS THE ADDRESS OF THE BRITISH MISSION IN LIVERPOOL] we remain your fellow servants in the gospel of peace,
William G. Phillips, President,G. [Greshom] B. Wells, Secretary.P.S. Arrived in Queenstown shortly after 11 a.m. today, and will leave about 1 p.m. [p.619]
BIB: Phillips, William G. and Wells, G. B., [Letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 50:39, (Sept. 24, 1888) p. 619. (CHL)