21 May 1856
Worcester, Nov. 12th, 1855.
Editor Deseret News: –
Sir – I left G.S.L. City, on the 9th day of Mar., 1854, in company with Elders Clapp, McGaw, Martindale, Toon, and several others, some omissions to the States, and some to England. Brs. Hodgkinson, Toon, James Foster and myself arrived in Liverpool, on the 19th day of August.
I was appointed to labor in the Worcestershire conference, under Pastor John Barker. For about two months I traveled among the saints living in straw thatched cottages among the hills in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
I told them of the good spirit that prevailed in Zion, and encouraged them as much as I could, and I have felt much blest in so doing.
I was there taken down with pleuracy and inflammation on the lungs, and after I recovered, Prest. F.D. Richards sent me to Cambridge conference, to labor under Pastor C.R. Dana. I labored there about five months, living and working hard, and the God of Israel greatly blest me and increased my strength.
I am now laboring in my native place, Worcestershire conference. I feel well in the work; the city of Worcester is all alive with Mormonism.