. . . The boat rolled and tossed and, of course, we had a storm at sea. Indeed, what would a sea voyage be without one? The steerage passengers were all locked down and told to be comfortable and everything would be all right. We had no fear. We were Mormons and we said, "No ship would go down with such a precious cargo!"
When the ship Hudson docked at Castle Garden on the 19th of July, 1864, the Saints continued their journey to a place called Wyoming, Nebraska. It was August 2, 1864. From this point we crossed the plains in Warren S. Snow's ox team company. [p.98]
BIB: Aveson, Mary Ann Rawlings, [Reminiscences], IN A History of the Richard Rawlings Family, comp. by Gladys Rawlings Lemmon (privately printed, 1986), p. 98. (CHL)