"The Ship James Pennell sailed from this port for New Orleans on the morning of the 2nd of September, carrying 236 souls of the Latter-day Saints. . . ."
MS, 11:18 (Sep. 15, 1849), p.284
"FORTY-THIRD COMPANY. -- James Pennell, 236 Saints. The ship James Pennell sailed from Liverpool for New Orleans on the morning of September 2nd, 1849, carrying two hundred and thirty-six souls of Latter-day Saints, under the presidency of Thomas H. Clark. . . who in a letter dated New Orleans, October 22, 1849, gives the following account of the voyage:
'. . . The company arrived in New Orleans on the twenty-second of October, where the emigrants were received by Elder Thomas McKenzie, who had succeeded Elder Scovil as church emigration agent at New Orleans; he rented a number of houses for some of the emigrants who stopped temporarily in that city; the majority of the Saints continued the journey up the river. (Millennial Star, Vol. XI, pages 284, 363.)"
Cont., 13:6 (Apr. 1892), pp.278
"Sun. 2. [Sep. 1849] -- The ship James Pennell sailed from Liverpool, England, with 236 Saints, under the direction of Thomas H. Clark, bound for G. [Great] S. [Salt] L
. [Lake] Valley. It arrived at New Orleans Oct. 22nd."