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James Adam diary: 1857-1863 (Ms. Codex 1948)
Far from his own loved native land Far from the friends he loved so well The hope of that once happy land Now sleepeth where, ? no one can tell. V 'Neath oceans ever sounding wave He sleeps, in silent stillness there. The sea flowers father round his grave He once, the brave & good & fair, Perhaps a mother mourns her son Sad greif may in her bosom dwell but humbly says God's will be done My loved, My darling son, farewell ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lt Dadson I have laid up the last 2 or 3 days he has disease of the knee joints so that is one more of our companions shut up. I am often amused with the remarks of the steward who is a german but talks English well with only a foreign accent. his man Joe he calls Choe just come & lay the tinner man he
speaks very like a Highlander [One of scored through] Joe is a brother of Mrs Wyndham the Managress of the theatre royal Ednr. I have picked out by observation one or two men characters among the soldiers. Here is first a Scotsman belonging to the 93rd who went all through the Crimean War as he says without a wound & he is quite indignant now at being wounded by a nigger. he has a [wou scored through] bullet wound through the arm near the elbow. he is a fine strong burly looking fellow. He & another Scotsman sit & praise up Sir Colin to the skies much I daresay to the annoyance of the Irish + Englishman. Next here is an Irishman called Patk. Coleman of the 53rd or as he told his officer the other day on asking him his name Mr [underscored] Coleman Snr [underscored] ov Her Majestys fifty third
Groom Mr Kian did so. Upon this the Captain said he could feel a horse's pulse as well as I could & that he would not ask my opinion. I replied that I considered it my duty to offer my opinion whether or not it was accepted as I had no power to enforce it, adding as I left that they would see the result of their treatment about 4 qts of blood had been taken when the horse fell down in a state of syncope. I recommended in case he should not rally readily to give a stimulant I saw him two or three times at night & found him weak the pulse quick & weak he could stand for some time but fell down occasionally.
Thursday June 24th. 1858
This morning after breakfast sent Compts. by Joe to ask for the loan of book on the Horse given me by Col. Apperly. I replied I would be very happy. I went down to my cabin to give it to Joe. I went to look at the horse as after
Standing sometime he had again dropped. while there the capt. came & ordd. an injection (the bowel had been moved in the morning) The injection was made Coop Oat Meal & 2 pints warm water. I made the remark [written above: to the groom] when you wish to clear the bowels thoroughly give a very lge quantity of liquid at least a bucketful. The Capt. replied sharply (do not mind him) alluding to me. I do not want your advice. I replied that I had mentioned yesterday I should give my advice whether ot was received or not. the Capt. replied that if I dared to do so without his permission he would send me to my cabin to which I replied very well I shall go. he then said Leave my Quarterdeck. I said no one can dispute your authority on board your own ship & at once obeyed the order. I sent Joe to request an interview which was refused. This afternoon signalled a large steamer evidently from Ceylon & from her course E supposed