Transcript for Thomas Bullock, "Departure of missionaries," The Deseret News 5, no. 28 (19 Sep. 1855): 224

Departure of Missionaries G. S. L. City, Sept. 6, 1855 . . . Alexander Ott, Christian Frederick Nelson Tweedy (Germans) . . . were blessed and set apart to preach in the United States under the direction of Elders John Taylor and Orson. Spencer. . . The above missionaries took their departure from this city on Monday, 10th and Tuesday, 11th, in good health and spirits, with the prayers and blessings of the saints accompanying them.