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and a small cask of Sauterne which was also thrown away.
At 11 a Signal was made for a boat, and on her return she brought
five French Sailors who had refused to do any more work, they
were at once sent aft and put under the Sentry's Charge : My
patient being much better expressed a wish to return to his
own ship, but it was not allowed by the Commdr at the request
of the French Consul, before he left. It appears her cargo
is valued at £10,000, rich jewellery, pianoes, scents, soaps
and many other valuable articles. At dusk sent an armed
party again - arrived a Brazilian Man of War

August 9th At 8 the 2nd gig came on board bringing
the French Captain who wished to communicate with our
Commander : we bought a barrel of butter weighing 56 lbs for-
18/. At 8.30 got steam up and shortned in cable - 9 weighed
and steamed for Pernambuco, leaving the protection of the
wreck to the Brazilian Ketch. At 1 Pilot came on board, but
the tide not being sufficiently high we had to remain till
2.30 when we went in and moored in our old position.
Passed a large French Ship in Quarantine from Bahia where
we were told the Fever was very prevalent and fatal, so our
Commdr resolved at once not to go into harbor, which I was very
glad of. Christian and Purser went ashore

August 10th Very hot, employed setting up rigging and staying masts.
In the forenoon the English and American Consuls came on board.
Gave the Ship's Company's leave - Went ashore in the evening and
saw several of our men very drunk, took a long walk into the
country and got on board again by 9 without being able to get
the few things I wanted for Dr Woodcock.

August 11th At 9 the Commdr came on board. Gave leave to
part of the Crew. In the afternoon a small Schooner from New
Zealand sailed for England - Received an invitation from the

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