Friday, 21 November 1862

The vessel was off at 6. Fear & trembling as to the results of her leaving harbor. However, the morning cleared rather & the movement was not abominable. Breakfast. Both the Captains are pleasant fellows, the “Extinct Duke” also. Mrs. De Vere ill in bed. Ellen & the little Mary up & lively. All the afternoon went in swinging & rolling ― & patience. Dinner at 4. After which sate & walked till 10.

Slept till midnight, when a frightful storm of Hail & rain roused me.


[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]

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