"The Ship Argo sailed from Liverpool for New Orleans on the 10th instant, carrying 402 souls, consisting of the Saints and their families, under the presidency of Elder Jeter Clinton. Several of the songs of Zion were sung as the ship passed out of the dock. Gladness seemed to beam from every countenance. May he who controls the elements guide them in safety to the land of refuge and peace, and establish them upon the mountains of Zion with everlasting joy upon their heads. . . ."
MS, 12:2 (Jan. 15, 1850), p.25
"FORTY-SIXTH COMPANY. -- Argo, 402 souls. January 10, 1850, the ship Argo sailed from Liverpool with a company of four hundred and two Saints, under the presidency of
Jeter Clinton, an American elder, who returned home from a mission to Great Britain. After a prosperous voyage, the company arrived in New Orleans, March 8, 1850. Sister Jackson, one of the emigrants who now resides at American Fork, Utah County, Utah
, relates that on one occasion during the voyage, when the Argo was nearing the shores of Cuba, in a pitch dark night, the captain expressed fears that the ship might be wrecked, as he knew that land was near. Suddenly a heavenly light, which for a few seconds illuminated the surroundings, revealed to the captain the fact that a large rock rose boldly out of the ocean, right in front of the ship, only a short distance away. With considerable presence of mind, and quick as thought, the captain gave orders to change the course of the vessel, and thus escaped what might have proven a terrible disaster a few minutes later."
Cont., 13:6 (Apr. 1892), p.280
"Thurs. 10. [Jan. 1850] -- The ship Argo sailed from Liverpool, England, with 402 Saints, under the direction of Jeter Clinton. It arrived at New Orleans March 8th."