. . . I settled my accounts with President Cameron with regard to the emigration from Wales.
I am his agent in emigration, matters in Wales.
Wednesday May 18th. The Saints from Wales came to Liverpool and I took them all to comfortable lodgings in Hunter Street.
Thursday May 19th. The Saints from Wales went on board, as also did the English, Danes, and Scots.
Friday, May 20th. The ship General McClellan cleared out to the river from the Bramley Moore [p.88] Dock. There was one sister and her little children from [--] South Wales, that could not be permitted to emigrate, by the government officers owing to her children having something on their skins that was considered contagious.
Saturday, May 21st. The Saints were organized by President George Q. Cannon, and he appointed me to preside over the Saints during the voyage from Liverpool to New York and Elders Joseph Bull and George G. Bywater were appointed my councilors and John C. Graham was appointed clerk, steward, Elder Moses F. Farnsworth. The following is a copy of a letter of appointment that I received [p.89].
. . . Wednesday, June 1st. At dinner time today Doctor Metcalf suggested, that he would like to get up a masquerade ball on board and wished me to take a part in the performance to which I declined, but he was persisting on me very much to do so, and Captain Trask was very desirous that I should take part in it but I did not consent to have anything to do with it.
Doctor Metcalf after dinner walked through the ship between decks, and was accompanied by brother John C. Graham. The doctor told several of the sisters that he was going to get up a masquerade ball and that I and [p.92] brothers. Joseph Bull and George G. Bywater were going to take an active part in the ball. Some of the Sisters were beginning to get masks and other preparations for the coming ball.
I share my feelings concerning the matter to my counselors and told them that I disapproved altogether of the doctor's masquerade ball and that it was a great impudence in him to use my name among the Saints to get up such a wicked thing.
Met in counsel at 3 p.m. with the presidents of the wards and also my councilors. I informed the presidents of the wards of my entire disapproval of the ball, and [p.93] counseled them to put a stop to all the ball proceedings in their wards.
Thursday, June 23rd. Arrived at New York after a very pleasant journey. The agents of the church at New York viz. Brothers Joseph A. Young and William G. Stains [Staines] very much approved of the course I and my counselors took in leading the Saints across the sea, and blessed us. Sister Ann and her daughters from Philadelphia came to New York to meet me and it was a source of much gratification to me to meet them.
John Jeremy [-] my nephew is keeping at draper shop at New [p.94] York, and I suppose is doing a good business, himself and his wife treated me with much kindness.
Sunday, July 3rd. Arrived at Wyoming and was much blessed in leading the Saints from New York to that place.
July 2nd. [PROBABLY, July 4th ] Left Wyoming in Captain William S. Warren's company and crossed the plains, in the enjoyment of good health and spirits, and arrived at Great Salt Lake City on the 4th of October and was welcomed home by my dear family and many of the brethren of my acquaintance. . . . [p.95]
BIB: Jeremy, Thomas Evans. [Journal] Collection (Ms 1249) reel 1, bx. 1, fd. 4, vol. 7, pp. 88- 89, 92-95. (CHL)