Saturday 25th September 1852 This day commenced with pleasant weather and light wind from NE by N Heed [HEAD] NW by Nth [NORTH] Middle and latter parts had fresh wind from the same way and some rain squalls Steer by the wind Heed [HEAD] NW by W and WNW The day ends in Latitude 30..01 Longitude 70..05 W
Sunday 26th Began with fresh wind from NE by Nth [NORTH] and fair weather Ship under all sail steering by the wind to the NW At 6 PM spoke Sahr Sabine from New [???] bound to the Westindis [WEST INDIES] Wished to be reported Middle and latter parts nearly calm and a great sea Latitude 31..16 Long [LONGITUDE] 71..00
Monday 27th Began with light wind from SW and dark weather and a greate [GREAT] swell from the NE Middle and latter parts had strong wind from SW and pleasant weather Ship under all sail steering NW[?] Watch employed wetting hole [HOLD] Lat [LATITUDE] 32..45 Long [LONGITUDE] 71..30
Tuesday 28 Commenced fresh wind from SW and squally At 4 PM the wind shifted to the NNE Wore ship Middle and latter parts had a fine breeze from that quawter [QUARTER] Heed [HEAD] from SW to Nth [NORTH] Lat [LATITUDE] 34..00 Longitude 72..30
Wednesday 29th The day began fresh wind from NE by East Heed [HEAD] N by W Middle and latter parts wind and weather nearly the same Saw one ship steering SW The day ends in Latitude 34..58 Long [LONGITUDE] 73..15
Thursday September 30th 1852 The day began with fair weather and light wind from NE Heed [HEAD] NNW Got up our our sea led [LEAD] and line and put them in order for use Middle and latter parts had a gale from N At 10 night wore ship and double reefed Latter part onbent [UNBENT?] the main top sail an [AND] sowed [SEWED] up the rips and bent it again Saw a large ship steering SW by S Lat [LATITUDE] 35..16 Long [LONGITUDE] 73 10 S by E
Friday October 1st Throughout theese [THESE] 24 hours had a gale from Nth [NORTH] and a bad sea At 6 PM wore ship Heed [HEAD] up NW by W Latter part under single reefed top sails onbend [UNBENT?] the main sail and spent the day mending it Saw three ships all steering S by East Parted the starbord [STARBOARD] tack and fited [FITTED] another So ends in Lat [LATITUDE] Long [LONGITUDE]
Saturday 2ond Throughout theese [THESE] 24 hours had fresh wind from N and NNE and a greate [GREAT] swell from E Ship labours [LABORS] hard Carry all prudent sail and steer each way by the wind Saw a ship and a bark Both steering as we are Onbent [UNBENT?] the fore top sail and bent another This day at noon we gudged [JUDGED] ourselves in the center of the gulf So ends in Latitude 35..43 Longitude 73..49
Sunday 3th [RD] Throughout this day had fresh wind from NNE and pleasant weather Carry all prudent sail and steer by the wind Two sail[S] in sight steering the same way The day being the Sabbath no labour [LABOR] done onboard So ends all well Latitude by Obs [OBSERVATION] 36..06 Longitude 72..59
Monday October 4th 1852 Throughout this day had had pleasant weather and light variable wind Ship under all sail working to the Nward [NORTHWARD] Saw a bark and a schooner Boath [BOTH] by the wind to the Eastward Latter part watch employed repairing the Jibs and bending them over Saw Dolphins and caught 11 of them At noon got out what bread we had and divided it and each man took his share of it in Lat [LATITUDE] 36..25 Longitud[E]
Tuesday 5th This day began with nearly a calm and a greate [GREAT] swell from the N East Starbord [STABOARD] watch employed setting up the main rigging Middle part had a breeze from SW Steer NNW Carry all sail Latter part had fresh wind from NNW Steer by the wind to the N East Set up the mizzen rigging Lat [LATITUDE] 37..470 Long [LONGITUDE] 71..06
Wednesday 6th Began with pleasant weather and a breeze from N by W Heed [HEAD] NE by East At 2 PM tacked ship again Head N by W Middle and latter parts had a breeze from SW Ship under all sail and steering NW by N 1/2 N Watch employed mending a top sail and triming [TRIMMING] ends off of the rigging So ends in Latitude 38..34 Longitude 71..40
Thursday 7th This day began with pleasant weather and light wind from SW Steering NW by N 1/2 N Middle and latter parts had nearly a calm Sounded Had 150 fathoms blue and white course [COARSE] sand and saw a bark working to the South East Starbord [STARBOARD] watch employed at various jobs So ends in Latitude Longitude
Friday 8th October 1852 This day began with pleasant weather and nearly calm A bark in sight bearing ESE and steering S East Middle part squalls attended with thunder and lightning Latter part had pleasant weather and light wind from S and SW Steering S by W Saw severel [SEVERAL] vessels steering different courses At 11 O[']clock lowered a boat and pulled along side of bark Pattent [PATENT?] from Bath bound to St Johns and then to London Got some bread potatoes and codfish The day ends in Lat [LATITUDE] 40..35 Long [LONGITUDE] 72..45
Saturday 9th Commenced with pleasant weather and a light wind from SSW Steering N by E At 2 PM made the land on the larbor [LARBOARD] bow Saw severel [SEVERAL] vessels steering to the Eastward Middle and latter parts had
Bright are the moments linked with thee
Boast of glory hallowed land
Hope of the viliant [VALIANT] and the free
Home of their youthful soldier land
Truths would you teach to save a sinking land
All shun none aid you and few understand
Thus while fond virtue wished in vain to save,
Hale bright and generous found a hapless grave,
With genius living flame his bosom glowed,
And science charmed him to her sweet abode,
In worth's fair path adventured far
The pride of peace and rising grace of war, "
The pride of peace and rising grace roar
Ye headl . . . .
Ye headlong torrents rapid and profound,
Ye softer floods that tread the humid mare,
Sound his stupendous praise
And as each mingling flame increases each,
In one united ardor rise to heaven."
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Does youth does beauty read this line?
Do sympathetic tears their breast alarm?
Speak Heavenly Spirits breath [BREATHE?] a strain divine --
E[']en from the grave thou shalt have power to [???]
Tell them them that tho' it is an awful thing to die --
T[']was e'en in thee yet the dread path once trod
Heaven lifts its everlasting portals high,
And bids the pure in heart behold their God."
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No private interest did his soul invade
A foe he injured no kind friend betrayed
He followed virtue as his surest guide
Lived like a Christian like a Christian"
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At Manchester in England this burning truth began
Then Christ made his apearance [APPEARANCE] in blessed Mother
A few at first received it and did their bests[?] forsake
And soon their testimony brought on a mighty shake
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