On board S. S. Wyoming, May 13th, (at 9 p.m.) 1890.President George Teasdale
Dear Brother, --As per your request I will with pleasure endeavor to give a brief report of our voyage thus far - we are now within about one hour of Sandy Hook. After leaving Queenstown at noon on Sunday, May 4th, we encountered a little sea causing the Saints to repair to their berths, and since then we have had quite a little seasickness among the people. We have made a record of from 300 to 311 miles per day.
The weather has been rather changeable, and during the two last days we have had heavy fogs, thereby causing loss of time, otherwise we would have been in tonight.
Outside of seasickness there has been no sickness among the Saints, until today, when we were sorry to find the eldest daughter of Sister Millgate had taken very sick with what proved to be scarlet fever, which will delay Sister Millgate for a short time on her journey.
The courtesy of the captain and purser, as also of all the stewards, can not be too highly eulogized. They do indeed all in their power for the comfort of the elders and the Saints, and we ought to be truly thankful to the Lord that his people are intrusted to the care of such as have proven themselves friends to our people. Please extend to Mr. Ramsden my personal thanks and appreciation for his courtesies extended. We will tonight write an acknowledgment of our satisfaction and appreciation, to be presented to the captain.
We arrived in quarantine at six o'clock this morning and were registered at Castle Garden at about ten. The people passed all right, and are now (3 p.m.) on board S. S. "New York" sailing for Norfolk, save Sister Millgate, who had to remain. She will be passed as soon as possible. We are all well and join in kind regards to yourself and your associates at "42." [42 ISLINGTON WAS THE ADDRESS OF THE BRITISH MISSION IN LIVERPOOL]
Your brethren in Christ,
Adolph Anderson,L. Ernstrom,G. S. Bastian. [p.349]
BIB: Anderson, Adolph et.,al. [Letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 52:22 (June 2, 1890) p. 349. (CHL)