New York, July 23, 1873.President A. [Albert] Carrington.
Dear Brother:--We landed at noon today, and the Saints feel well at being so far on their way to Utah.
Across the ocean we had head winds all the way, and at times the weather was somewhat unpleasant. We had the misfortune to bury three children. Belonging to the Swiss Saints, one on the 11th, on the 13th, and one on the 20th; their names were Kroff, Kluge, and Ruesch. This had a tendency to throw a gloom over the otherwise joyous company.
The brethren, including President Snow, are all well, and wish to be remembered to yourself and all in the office.
The stewards, with one exception, were very kind and courteous; and the stewardess was particularly so to those who needed her assistance.
Brother [William] Staines met us this morning, and informed us that we should leave for Omaha tomorrow noon, July 24th. So far as I can see everything is right.
Ever praying the Lord to bless you in your responsible position, as also all your co-laborers in the work of God, and with kind regards to all, I remain you brother in the gospel,
E. [Elijah] A. Box [p.523]
BIB: Box, Elijah A. [Letter] Latter-day Saints Millennial Star 35:23 (August 19, 1873) p. 523. (CHL)