September 3, 1881
27th [August]. In looking over the books I found that 400 had been baptized in the Conference since my arrival and 301 emigrated, all the emigrants done under my Presidency. [p. 128] 350 baptized while presiding over the conference and the majority of the remaining 50 baptized in the Aarhus Branch while presiding there. Very busy during te day preparing for the journey. At past 9 o'clock went to the harbor together with about 40 of the Saints who were emigrating followed by nearly all of the Saints in Aarhus, also a great turnover of strangers so much that the thing became immense and it was with much difficulty [p. 129] that we made our way into the boat. When once there it was a pleasant site to look over the waste crowd of people at 1/4 past 10 we started biding farewell to the many warmhearted Saints and friends in Aarhus.
28th Arrived at Copenhagen in the morning after a very pleasant voyage. The day was spent in setting up the emigration accounts and assisting the emigrants in. There many over [p. 130] nighted.
And 29th next morning at 9 o'clock embarked on the steamer "Pecific" [PROBABLY Pacific] and was ready and sailed about 12 biding farewell to fellow laborers and the land that give me birth. Once more we were on board, in all 261 of emigrating Saints and 8 returning elders Brother L. M. Olesen was leader of the company, H. Funk and myself his counselors.
30th All was pleasant and the company was merry and happy. [p. 131]
31st A heavy gale across and the ship was tossed about like a little boat and our happy crowd was all most universally ceased with seasickness but there was no grumbling.
September 1st, 1881 arrived at Hull about 12 o'clock having traveled about 600 English miles from Copenhagen. At 1 we was all comfortable seated on the railway cars and started for Liverpool at which place at 1/2 past 6 [p. 132] after passing much interesting scenery by way of nice farms and gardens and large [-] and [-] etc. was ferried across the river and went on board the steamer Wyoming late in the evening.
2nd. Laid over. Was formed with about 400 English, Scotch and German Saints.
3rd. We started out of the harbor at 3 o'clock p.m. All well.
4th. Another organization was effected. [p. 133] Elder [James] Finlayson was appointed president over the company and L. M. Olesen and G. L. Funk his counselors. I had the oversight over the Scandinavian part of the company. Captain of guard and chaplain and etc. was also arranged.
4th. We past Guins [UNCLEAR] town making a short but pleasant stoppage. There fare wind and weather not much seasickness. Distance 240 miles.
5th. Some seasickness. [p. 134] Fair wind and weather distance 360 miles.
6th 332 [MILES]
10th 322. Some seasickness but as pleasant a voyage as could be expected. No fault finding. Held meeting and a good spirit prevailed.
11th traveled 354 miles.
September 22nd arrived in Salt Lake City on the 25th I arrived at Moroni. [p. 135]
BIB: Weaver, Christian J., Journal (Special Collections & Manuscripts, Mss 1295), pp.128-35. (Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah)