S.S. Wyoming, off Queenstown, September 4, 1881, 9:30 a.m.President Albert Carrington
Dear Brother,--As you know, we left Liverpool at 3 p.m. of the 3rd. After looking among the passengers in the steerage, we certainly found much good natured confusion. At 5 o'clock the returning missionaries, at the call of President [James] Finlayson, held a council, when the following organization was effected: James Finlayson was sustained as president, with all of the other returning elders as his assistants; Brothers Jackson and O. N. Stohl as chaplains; Brothers Adler and [Thomas] Maycock, captains of the guard.
Arrangements have been made to secure the best possible comforts for the Saints. By this evening we think we can settle down to something of an even tenor. Very little sickness so far. Sea smooth, hopes high, etc.
With respect, I remain
Your brother in the gospel,
John Urie, clerk. [p.586]
BIB: Urie, John, [Letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 43:37, (Sept. 12, 1881) p. 586. (CHL)