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clearly shown after the service. Several parties
took to novels & some to playing cards &c
which I think they would not have felt much
inclined to do if they had heard one of Dr Browns
Sermon instead Lat. 24.19 Long 19.23. Distance Me 182

Monday Augt 24th 1857
The ship has been rolling more heavily last night
than it has done at all as yet. We have changed her
course & are sailing against the waves which account
for it. I was nearly rolled out of my berth 3 or 4
times last night & today the ship rolls over as
if she would pitch us all into the sea. We are
steering off the Coast of Africa (100 miles from it).
A flying fish came on board to day & was picked
up by one of the officers it is exactly like a Macker [Macherel]
with wings in addition. I believe it is a
common thing for them to come on board when the
sea is rough. I have now got acquainted with
a good many of the passengers & the time
passes more pleasantly the Scotsmen more
especially fraternise. The Cheif engineer
of the ship is a Scotsman + our Surgeon
studied in Edinr. he passed last

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