S. S. Manhattan Approaching Queenstown, 9 a.m., Nov. 17, 1870.President Horace S. Eldredge.
Dear Brother -- We are pleased to inform you that we have had excellent weather during yesterday afternoon, last night and thus far today. The Saints are all well and in good spirits, there being no sickness amongst either children or adults. If the voyage thus far presages the character of the remainder of the trip, we shall have a very agreeable passage. Soliciting an interest in your faith and prayers for our continued safety, and earnestly desiring the prosperity of the work of God throughout the European Mission, also sending our kind love to brothers Jaques, Carlson and Grix, and Sister Eldredge, we remain your fellow-laborers in the gospel,
Ralph Thompson,George G. Bywater,D. Mcallister.
BIB: Thompson, Ralph, et. al., [letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 32:47 (November 22, 1870) p. 748. (CHL)