Off Queenstown, S. S. Wyoming,
Sept. 7th, 1879.
President William. Budge.
Dear Brother,--After bidding you and the rest of the brethren "goodbye", we proceeded to more fully organize. We have divided the company into ten wards, with a president over each, to look to their wants, so far as practicable, both spiritual and temporal. We have appointed Elder John Larsson, for the Scandinavians, and Elder William England, for the British, captains of the guard. With the exception of seasickness, all are quite well. We had no difficulties of any moment after leaving Liverpool. Everything works like a charm. The weather is very fine. We all join in love to yourself and the brethren in the office.
Your brethren in the gospel,
N. [Nils] C. Flygare, President,Thomas Child, Counselor,R. Nielsen, Counselor,John C. Schofield, Clerk. [p.597]
BIB: Flygare, N. C. et al., [Letter] Latter-day Saints' Millennnial Star 41:38 (Sept. 22, 1879) p. 597. (CHL)