"CYNOSURE. -- The packet ship Cynosure, 1,350 tons register, Captain Williams, left this port, for New York, on Saturday, the 30th of May, with 775 souls of the Saints on board. The company was organized by President Cannon, who, together with Elders C. W. West, J. M. Kay, J. L. Smith, Jesse N. Smith, B. Young, junior, and others, visited the vessel as she lay in the river. Elder David M. Stuart was appointed president, with Elders John S. Gleason and Willard G. Smith for his counsellors. The following are returning to the home of the Saints in Zion: -- Elder D. M. Stuart, who arrived here in the summer of 1860 and has since been laboring in the Scottish District, over which he presided; Elder John S. Gleason who reached this land a little later in the same year and was president of the Newcastle - on - Tyne District; Elder Willard G. Smith, who landed at this port about the same time and has been presiding over the Cheltenham Conference; and Elder Edward Cliff, who arrived at the same time as Elder Smith and has been laboring as president of the Warwickshire Conference. The following, who were released from their ministerial labors to gather to Zion, were also included in this company: -- Elder Robert Sands, late president of the Glasgow Conference; Elder William Hopwood, late presdent of Staffordshire Conference; Elder John Gibbs, late president of Pembrokeshire Conference; Elder Williiam H. Pitts, late president of the Land's - End Conference; Elder Alexander Letham, who had been a travelling elder in the Edinburgh Conference, and Elder R. E. Morwick, recently travelling elder in the Liverpool Conference, and Elder W. H. Perkes, from this office."
MS, 25:25 (June 20, 1863), pp.394-95
"Sat. 30. [May 1863] -- The ship Cynosure sailed from Liverpool, with 754 Saints, under the direction of David M. Stuart. It arrived at New York harbor July 19th."