Arrival of the Isaac Jeans--Departure of Elder Riser and Company for Cincinnati.Philadelphia, March 8, 1855.
President F. [Franklin] D. Richards.
Dear Brother--I write to inform you [p.238] that we arrived safe in Philadelphia on Monday morning, at three o'clock, after 30 days' passage. We had a very agreeable voyage, with the exception of one storm, one sailor washed overboard and lost; no other damage was done. The Saints enjoyed good health. We attended to our duties as well as we could, morning and evening, calling upon the Lord for His blessings.
Times have been dull in this place, but business begins to revive. We have succeeded in providing means to go on, by selling 5 dollars' worth of German books and 20 dollars' worth of English books to the Branch, and Brother Germer's family have sold some of their goods. We are going on to Cincinnati today, with the Saints. They are all in good health and spirits.
I remain yours in the everlasting covenant,
George C. Riser [p.239]
BIB: Riser, George C., [Summary of Letter], " Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 17:15 (April 14, 1855) pp. 238-39. (CHL)