I came to America in 1854. We left Liverpool Monday, November 27, 1854, on board the ship Clara Wheeler. There were 422 Saints on board. Henry E. Phillips [Phelps] had charge of the company. We put to sea, but a storm came up and we had to turn back into the harbor, where we laid for seven days. We then set sail and had a fairly good voyage to New Orleans, where we arrived January 11, 1855. We took steamboat for St. Louis where we arrived January 22. We stayed in St. Louis until May 10, when we took a boat up the Missouri River for Mormon Grove, near Atchison, Kansas. There we secured teams and wagons for the long journey across the plains.. . .We reached Salt Lake September [p.1] 3rd. . .[p.2].
BIB: Sant, George, Autobiography (MS 8237 4 #96), pp.1-2. (CHL)