A Fulfilled Prediction.
Richard Prophet, of Centerville, who joined the Church in Manchester, England, in 1840, informs us, by letter, that in the year following he heard the late Elder Parley P. Pratt, while preaching on the gathering of the Saints, prophesy that some of those present would live to see the time when vessels would sail so rapidly that a man who ate his breakfast in Liverpool on one Sunday morning would be able to take that of the following Sunday in New York. At that time a voyage across the Atlantic was a matter involving a period of several weeks.
Brother Prophet was induced to mention this matter from seeing an account of the S.S. Atlanta having made the trip in 6 days, 17 hours and 25 minutes.
[Deseret News, June 21, 1882]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Sept. 2006]