Off Castle Garden, New York, July 26, 1871President Albert Carrington.
Dear Brother,--We have just arrived at this place, all well, thanks be to our Heavenly Father. Our journey thus far has been very agreeable indeed. The Lord has been with us, and we have felt his blessings upon us. Captain Freeman has acted as a gentleman towards us, as have his officers without exception, and the crew have been kind and obliging to a man. We have enjoyed the privilege of preaching on the Sabbath, the captain, his officers, and the cabin passengers being amongst our most attentive hearers, and a few have been favorably impressed with our doctrines, although the boldness with which we testified to the restoration of the everlasting gospel, and the divine mission of Joseph Smith and of his successor Brigham Young, made the devil mad in some. We have, however, received universal courtesy and respect, and enjoyed a good time.
A tender is alongside. Brother Staines and Dusenberry are on board; we shall be put on shore in a short time, and will leave New York tomorrow at half past twelve.
The brethren join in love to you and all at the office. Your brother in the gospel,
H. G. Park . . . [p.509]
BIB: Park, H. G. [Letter] Latter-day Saints Millennial Star. 33:32 (August 8, 1871) p. 509. (CHL)