Friday 2 September 1836

[, on board the wrote. | Read source notes.]

2nd At daylight the sail we chased yesterday got under weigh & stood more into the Bay. At about 10 M. Past 10 A.M. she brought up about 5 miles from our settlement. My glass clearly shewed her to be the L.M.P. but though I kept the Company’s Flag flying the whole day she neither saluted it by her own Bergee, her Ensign, or her Signals, she put down no boats nor in any way noticed or communicated with the settlement. There are various conjectures as to why she has come in but of course (if I had time which I have not) I cannot again attempt to board her without being asked. Some of the runaway sailors coming in I gave them a small supply of provisions but told them I could not further communicate with them while Capn Ross was in the Bay. I had to manage the men myself to day as usual, having no one to assist me, except Mr Birdseye who appears at the store for 3 or 4 hours in the middle of the day.

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