New Orleans, April 12th, 1849.
Dear Brother Pratt, - The passengers of the ship Henry Ware left for St. Louis last evening, all well. Brother Heap and his company arrived last evening, on the ship "Masconomo." They enjoyed good health. No word of the Ashland yet. The cholera prevails to a considerable extent at this time; but we have reason to be thankful to God that not one of the Saints here have died with this much-dreaded plague of the last days, yet many have been attacked. Others have died on the right and left. A very large portion of those attacked have died. With sentiments of respect
L. N. Scovil. [p.155]
BIB: Scovil, L. M. [Letter] Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 11:10, (May 15, 1849), p. 155. (FHL).