On board the emigrants received every seven days a ration for each person consisting of 1 1/2 lbs of rice, 2 lbs of peas, 1 lb of pork, 2 lbs of beef, 3 lbs of potatoes, 3 lbs of oatmeal, 1/4 lb of tea, 2 oz of pepper, 3 ozs of mustard, 1/2 qt. of vinegar, and a quantity of sea bisquits. Those who were sick also received wine, milk, sugar and soup from the Captain's kitchen.
The sanitary conditions on board were very good. Only four or five died at sea. The monotony of the voyage was broken on May 21st by seeing 8 mighty iceburgs. They also saw five whales about the ship sending the water like springing fountains high in the air.
They arrived on Sunday June 1st. they landed at Castle Garden, New York. The evening of the same day they continued to Albany and thence to Florence. The train passed by Palmyra, New York. The conductor stopped the train so the emigrants could see the Joseph Smith Home, the Sacred Grove and the Hill Cumorah in the distance. They arrived in Florence on June 11, 1863. In four weeks they left with the wagon train.
In the cattle stampeded referred to in this account 1 man and 2 women
were killed. Many wagons were overturned. The stampeded was
started by a small group of Sioux Indians who were retaliating against
John R. Young who captured some stolen horses and killed a Sioux Indian
in the process. An interesting account of this incident is given
in John R. Youngs diary which is in the Historians Library.
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