March 1885 I was released to gather with Saints and on April 10, 1855 I left Huston Square Station for Liverpool.
At Liverpool we took sail on the ship Chimborazo in April 1855. Edward Stevenson was our president on board. We had a rough voyage but the Spirit of God was with us. We landed at Philadelphia. I was stationed on Deck to keep anyone from coming aboard when a man with a dignified look came up the ladder and was coming aboard when I stopped him. I asked his name, and I was surprised when he said, "I am John Taylor, a Yankee Mormon and citizen of the world." I passed him. [p.2]
We landed in May then went by rail to Pittsburgh then down the Ohio and up Mississippi to St. Louis. James H. Hart was presiding there in 1856. One of the Twelve Apostles soon put me to work as President of the Elders Quorum. I was in St. Louis about two years, then crossed the plains in 1857. In the St. Louis Company Jacob Huffines was appointed captain, but he was so tyrannical we could not travel with him in peace. James H. Hart was appointed captain. Brother Hart was a good man with the confidence of the people. I was appointed chaplain by Brother Hart.
We landed in Salt Lake City, September 27, 1857. [p.3]
BIB: Shill, Charles Goulding. Autobiographical Sketch of, (1821-1910). (MSS 720) pp. 2-3.