The Elvira Owen, &c. -- By letter from Elder Joseph W. Young, we learn that the Elvira Owen arrived at the bar at the mouth of the Mississippi River, March 23, thirty-six days from Liverpool--thus making a most speedy voyage. Sister Young was ill most of the way. On March 3rd, Elder John Winder from Liverpool, Brother Charles Jones from the Kent Conference, Brother Hinginson from the Shropshire Conference, and a young sister from Willenhall, fell ill of the smallpox. Two or three other Saints afterwards caught this disease. Three births, three marriages, and three deaths occurred during the voyage. The births are not named. Only one of the couples married is named--Brother Giles and Sister Ellen Ben, both of the Reading Conference. A little child of brother Whitworth's from Ashton-under-Lyne, died Feb. 26, of fits, to which it had been for some weeks subject. Brother Charles Jones died on the 5th March. A lady, 82 years old, from the Lincolnshire Conference, died about the middle of March. Captain Owen is spoken highly of. A memorial, expressive of their gratitude for his fatherly conduct to all, and his especial kindness to the sick, was presented to him by the passengers. Elder Young desires to be remembered kindly to the British Saints. [p.288]
By letter from Elder John Brown, dated New Orleans, March 29, we learn that the "Golconda" arrived at that place March 26, having been detained twelve or fourteen days at the bar.Addresses.--Dorr P. Curtis, 3, Beetchen Clift Place, Bath.John Barker, 3, Beetchen Clift Place, Bath.Gilbert Clements, 11 Charlemont Street, Dublin.
BIB: "The 'Elvira Owen' [Summary of Letter]," Latter
-day Saints' Millennial Star. 15:18. (April 30, 1853) p. 288. (CHL)