"DEPARTURES. -- A company of 357 souls of the Saints, 7 of them from Britain and the remainder from Scandinavia, left this port, July 20, in the steamship Minnesota, Captain Whineray. On board were also the following returning elders, the first ten from Scandinavia, and the other two from England -- Jesse N. Smith (and wife), C. D. Fjeldsted, Carl Larsen, Samuel Pedersen, L. P. Borg, Lauritz Larsen, M. Mortensen, John Haugaard, James Jensen, Eric J. Pehrson, J. Q. Knowlton, and C. J. Moseley. Elders George Barber and Joseph Bean (and wife) were with the company, returning from brief visits to their friends in this country. The whole company appeared to be in excellent health and spirits, and were blessed with beautiful weather on starting upon their journey, the elders looking forward to a happy union with their families and friends in the mountains, and the whole company filled with buoyant hopes and with rejoicing because of their deliverance from the wars and rumors of wars and the sins, corruption and miseries of Babylon the Great. . . ."
MS, 32:30 (July 26, 1870), p.472
"Wed. 20. [July 1870] -- The steamship Minnesota sailed from Liverpool, England, with 357 Saints, mostly Scandinavians, in charge of Jesse N. Smith. The company arrived at New York Aug. 1st, and at Salt Lake City Aug. 10th."
". . . President Jesse N. Smith, after a successful mission in Scandinavia, left Copenhagen, July 15, 1870, returning to his home in Utah as leader of a company of 348 emigrating Saints. The following returning missionaries left with the same company on board the steamer 'Milo': Christian D. Fjeldsted, Jens Jenson, Morten Motensen, Samuel Peterson, Carl Larsen, Eric J. Pehrson, John H. Hougaard and Lars Peter Borg. Elder Lauritz Larsen had left a few days before to transact some business in England. The emigrants arrived at Hull, England, in the evening of July 18th. The same night they proceeded by railway to Liverpool, arriving there on the 19th, in the morning. A seven-year old girl (Ida Kirstine Outzen) died on the train and was buried in Liverpool. On Wednesday morning, July 20th, the company embarked, together with seven English Saints and two returning missionaries, on the steamer, 'Minnesota,' which sailed from Liverpool the same day in the afternoon. Besides the Scandinavian Saints, there were on board 350 Irish and German emigrants who, however, were entirely separated from the Saints during the voyage. After a successful voyage, the 'Minnesota
' arrived safely in New York on the 1st day of August, 1870, and the emigrants proceeded westward by railway train the following day; they arrived in Salt Lake City, Aug. 10th. President Brigham Young, Daniel H. Wells, George A. Smith and other Church leaders met the company between Salt Lake City and Ogden, and on their arrival in Salt Lake City the emigrants were received by Bishop Edward Hunter and others. . . ."