"DEPARTURE. -- The fine steamship Colorado, with 146 souls of the Saints on board, steamed out of this port bound for New York, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 12. Although the company was small, they were exceedingly comfortably situated, having a compartment of the vessel entirely separated from all other passengers devoted to them. Elders Hamilton G. Park, Edmund F. Bird, Thomas Howells and George Barton, from Zion, sailed with this company, having finished their missions in these lands and been honorably released to return to their homes and friends in the midst of the valleys of Utah. We believe that these brethren have labored faithfully and zealously for the cause of truth whilst on their mission, and that they have been a blessing to the Saints amongst whom they they have labored. They have our best wishes for their future prosperity and usefulenss in the Church and kingdom of God. The weather was propitious when the company sailed, and we pray they may have a pleasant and speedy passage to the port for which they are bound. By telegraph we learn that the Coloraldo arrived at Queenstown in safety, stopped a short time to embark passengers, and proceeded on her westward journey at half past four on Thursday afternoon. . . ."
MS, 33:29 (July 18, 1871), p.456
"Wed. 12. [July 1871] -- The steamship Colorado sailed from Liverpool, England, with 146 Saints, under the direction of Hamilton G. Park. The company arrived in New York July 25th, and at Salt Lake City Aug. 4th"