"On Sunday 20 February 1848, 120 Saints set sail from Liverpool on the ship Carnatic. The company was called the Franklin Richards Company. I learned from Historian Andrew Jenson that this was the first company of Saints that sailed from Europe booked for the Salt Lake Valley. The ship arrived at New Orleans about April 19th, whence the company proceeded up the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. We spent about two months on the water. In the immediate company with my parents were my aunt Mary Bulloch, John Stoddard and wife and two sons David and John Jr., Alec Keer and wife and son Alec Jr. and nephew Robert Keer, James Williamson and wife and children, Mathew Cruthers and family, and John Grant and wife and son, a number of the Easton family and others.
My father and Mathew Cruthers purchased a farm near Saint Louis where they worked for two years. . . . [p.215]
. . . After leaving St. Louis we traveled onward until we came to Council Bluffs where we were joined by others and organized into a large company. . . .
. . . We all arrived safely in Salt Lake two weeks ahead of the big company of 1851. . . . [p.216]
BIB: Bulloch, David Dunn, [Autobiography], Our Pioneer Heritage, comp, by Kate B. Carter, vol. 18 (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1975) pp. 215-16. (CHL)