On Monday 14th I left Sheffield, & my uncle accompanied me to Liverpool where we arrived about 1 o'clock p.m. When we got out of the railway carriages, there were a many cabs by any of which we might be conveyed to any part of town so one of the cab men came to us & asked us if we wanted to ride. We told him we did, but before we got in his cab we agreed that he should take us and our small boxes to Mr. Elliots No. 114, opposite Clarence Dock ( a distance of 2 miles) for 1/6. [1 shilling, 6 pence] He took us & at this house we stopped. Next day my father and mother came [p. 27] & we all lodged here we paid [-] each for each night's lodgings. I bought much victuals as we thought fit. We stayed here on 19th. We went on board the Carnatic a merchant's sailing vessel commanded by Captain McKenzie and my uncle returned to Sheffield on the 20th. We were towed out of Canning Dock into River Mersey where we were until 22 when the steam tug came & towed us about 10 miles. The wind was pretty strong & the greater part of our company was sick among whom were my father, mother, & myself, but still I left to rejoice in the great work of God.
On the 23rd 24th and 25th the wind continued strong and at our head during the day of 26th . It was a little more favorable but in the night very strong head wind arose so when I arose on the 27 & went on deck (where I could not stand but had to hold myself up by the bulwarks). I saw we were surrounded by mountains of water I could not see apparently more than 30 or 40 yards from [p. 28] the ship also our yard arms were nearly tipping and thus we seemed as if we were going to be buried in the depths of the sea yet all seemed to be far from fear because our confidence was in God. This wind continued to blow without intermission (except 1 hour on the 29th) on 27th, 28th, 29th or this evening we had a prayer meeting & unanimously agreed to ask God to bless us with favorable winds so according to his mercy on the 1st of March, the wind was better & we were [-] about 7 miles an hour.
2nd it was pretty strong yet favorable & we traveled about 10 miles an hour. On this day we entered the Bay of Biscay while passing through this bay I thought of my brother Isaac on his was to Calcutta to join the English army, wished myself back to the town wherein he was born that he might join his old comrades. But my feelings were [THE WRITER INSERTS AN ASTERIK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, FOLLOWED BY THIS SENTENCE] *On this day's night I dreamed a dream which I'll begin to insert on opposite page. [p. 29] - different I was glad that the Lord had lead me out of the land of my nativity & was leading me on to a land which has been & is blessed by him as a choice land above all other lands for the gathering together of his people. Also this day my mother was very ill she was almost helpless.
The 3rd put in the air was cold & strong but favorable the sun shone warm upon us and made it very pleasant. My mother was much better. In the afternoon the wind ceased & we were in an Irish hurricane (calm) & truly it was beautiful sitting on the bulwarks & viewing the mighty and restless Atlantic whose waters are blue as Indigo & also looking at the sun setting in the far west to which place we were bound.
On the night of the first of March I dreamed the following dream thought I was calling through Church Lane In Doncaster York, England for work [p. 30] with a boy named Frederic [-] & when I had got through the lane into the church yard I thought there was going to be buried one of the police men and as I went on I saw a hearse where the mourners were in. It was not drawn by horses as is customary there but it was carried by hand & while I looked at the scene I enquired which which [SIC] of the police men was dead and some one told me it was William Green & after I had looked on a while it came to my mind that I once had dreamed of such a funeral. I then told one whom I knew that stood by that the funeral was just as I had dreamed I also remember that for the dream which I thought I had I had to encounter with enemy before I got out of the church yard, so I began to expect something or other breaking out & as I expected so it was for a formidable enemy beset me just as I thought I had dreamed but how I overcame this enemy I don't remember. However I [p. 31] awoke I was much troubled about the dream. Soon after I fell asleep again and dreamed I was in the same town Doncaster & appeared to Sister Fanny Yeardley & I told her the dream I had had & when I had told her I said that it was not my body but my spirit that had told her. I also told her or someone else to write the dream & I would also. I then thought I looked very stern at Sister Fanny Yeardley & fled from her to the ship Carnatic & there I immediately awoke and behold it was a dream.
On this the 3rd the wind entirely died away but before the close of the day a pretty strong head wind arose & we were tossed about all night.
The morning of 4th put in and we lifted our hearts again to heaven that the adverse winds might cease but it appeared to no purpose. We continued being rolled about until afternoon when our eyes were attracted by an object sailing on the water. Our captain looked & pronounced her to be [p. 32] a ship in distress we found her to be Dutch manned vessel freighted with coffee & sugar. Their distress happened on the 27 at which time they said they saw several other ships wrecked. It appeared that she had lost her main mast, foremast, mizen [A mizen IS THE LOWEST FORE AND AFT SAIL] & her bulwarks they had thrown overboard between 300 & 400 barrels of coffee. We let them have sail and then left them. She was from Batavia & was bound for Amsterdam. The 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, those days all passed away with calms, storms, head winds, unfavorable winds, we had preachings, two or three times a week, & we were much edified by Elders F. [Franklin] D. Richards. My mother had a [-] of sickness. The captain was very kind to us, he did everything he could do to make us happy & comfortable. In the night of the 30th at quarter past 9 o'clock an old gentleman from Scotland named James Young died and about quarter before [p. 33] 7 next morning we buried him in the great Atlantic longitude 61.24 latitude [-].
This morning 31st my mother was very sick. Her head was filled with sores. We cut off all her hair and applied poultices of oatmeal, she suffered much.
The 1st of April put in toward 12 at night. Light houses were seen & on the 2nd at [-] o'clock we were sailing between Antigua & Guadeloupe both of which were in sight in the appearance of land made our hearts glad & return thanks to God for His fatherly care & protection. In the afternoon we saw Montserrat. 3, 4, 5, passed away pretty well. On the 6 we saw the west point of St. Domingo. [POSSIBLY, Dominica] On the 7th we saw Jamaica whose mountains seemed to reach the sky. We were sailing between it and Cuba.
The 8th was very hot and calm with a heavy shower about half past three in the afternoon the 9 was still hot and calm about 6 o'clock p.m. a small boat came & brought us [p. 34] shells, turtles, and pumpkins. We saw and sailed between the Caymans [Cayman Islands]. The 10th passed away in calmness. [-] 12th pretty strong winds. 13th we entered the Gulf of Mexico. 14, 15, 16 passed away & on the 17th we saw the land of America. The Pilot came & took command of our ship, the steamer towed us to the mouth of Mississippi & then left us. The next morning it came and we began to roll up the river. The scenery on each side the river were very beautiful. We arrived in New Orleans on the 10th at half past 6 o'clock p.m. The captain told us we might let our goods stop on board the ship and we might sleep in our berths until we could get a steamer to come and take us for St. Louis. On the 21st we went on board the steamer "Mameluke" & took a farewell of our kind & worthy friend and Captain William McKenzie & on the 22nd we started for St. Louis where we arrived with all safety.
On the 30th we met with Brothers [p. 35] Thomas Brown and wife and family, William Clemence and family and Thomas, Rigley and family who all came from Doncaster. They were living in St. Louis & were well they received us gladly & we stayed there until the 9th of May when we started on board the "Mustang" for Winter Quarters where we arrived after striking several snags & sandbars with safety.
On the 20th of May 1848 we found the brethren in great business, some preparing to go to the Great Salt Lake City & some to cross the river and work in Pottawattamie County for means to go West. We stayed 1 week in Winters Quarters & then crossed the Missouri River to Ferryville where I commenced farming. . . . [p. 36] [FOUR YEARS LATER HE WRITES]
. . . The 10th of June  we left & started for great Salt Lake City . . . [p. 49]
. . . Saturday Oct. 2nd 1852 we entered Great Salt Lake City. . . [p. 58]
BIB: Emery, Henry. Reminiscences and journal (Ms 7498), pp.27-36,49,58. (CHL)