On board the Nevada, off Queenstown, July 11, 1873.President A. [Albert] Carrington.
Dear Brother,--We arrived here at 8 p.m. today. It has been very pleasant so far, and there has been very little seasickness.
We organized our company last evening, dividing it into four wards, and appointing a captain over each to look after the general welfare of the Saints. Brother Matthew Shaw was appointed chaplain, and Brother Thomas Baker captain of the guard, for the English Saints, and Brother John Kunz was appointed chaplain, and Brother Abraham Baumann captain of the guard for the Swiss Saints. Suitable instructions were given to both parties as to cleanliness, &c. The Saints are enjoying themselves with singing, &c., in which both English and Swiss join. So far everything has passed off in an agreeable manner. The officers and stewards are kind and obliging.
President Snow and all the elders are [p.459] well and join in sending greetings.
With kind regards to yourself and all in the office, I remain yours, &c.,
E. [Elijah] A. BOX.[p.460]
BIB: Box, E. [Elijah] A. [Letter] Latter-day Saints Millennial Star. 35:29 (July 22, 1873) pp. 459-60. (CHL)