"THIRD COMPANY. -- Isaac Newton, about 50 souls. This company, embracing the first Latter-day Saint emigration from Scotland, has not been noted before in Church history. The following particulars are gleaned from the private journal of Samuel Mulliner, who was the leader of the company:
'The ship Isaac Newton sailed from Liverpool October 15th, 1840, with a small company of Scotch Saints, under the direction of Elders Samuel Mulliner and Alexander Wright. The passage cost Â£2 17 shillings 6 demies for adults, and 19 shillings and 3 demies for children. After a most pleasant passage of forty-eight and one-half days, the company arrived in New Orleans in the evening of December 2nd. On the 4th they started on a steamboat for St. Louis, the fare being $4.00 for an adult. The water in the river was low, and the emigrants were delayed several days in consequence thereof; but they finally arrived in St. Louis December 17th. Elder Mulliner was unsuccessful in his attempt to hire a boat to take the company to Nauvoo, and therefore a number of the emigrants remained at Alton, Illinois, until the following spring, when they reached Nauvoo in safety.'
This was the first company of British Saints who emigrated by way of New Orleans."
Cont. 12:12 (Oct. 1891), p.442