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Sharpshooter was going up the River, Vixen to leave
for England on the 19th and that we were to go to
the Nward with the Flag Ship - In the evening went on
board Vixen, returned at 10.

July 12th. Very unwell from a severe cold one of my
messmates appointed to the Flag Ship : letter bag closed
for England

July 13th Trident went out to tow in the American
Frigate Savannah - In the evening went ashore with
Deal, the other Officers at the Opera - Came on board at
half past seven - Camilla left for the River

July 14th Clayhills left to join the Flag Ship. At 3
went on board Vixen with an Invalid - 8 made it
Saturday night and went easily to bed.

Sunday July 15th 1855 At 9.30 went to Divisions
and Church - Mail steamer Avon steamed out of harbor
for England - Eversfield dined on board, in the evening
went ashore, had a long walk with Haywood and Deal, returning
on board at 11 PM.

July 10th At 9 Sharpshooter got steam up preparatory to
towing out the Tyne 10 went out together - the Sharpshooter
for the River, the other going to England - Noon very hot
and close after the strong gale of wind and rain we had
during the night. In the evening went on shore, met several
of the Vixen's Officers, got on board by ten.

July 17th Felt very unwell. At 9 went to Quarters, Vixen
getting her steam up. At 10 the Flag Ship manned rigging
the Express, ourselves and the other men of war doing the same
As the Vixen weighed the English Band played "sweet home"
and the French one "Auld lang syne" and when she was passing
three cheers were given by all the ships - At 5 went ashore

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