Friday 22 July 1836

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

Friday July 22. Went with my family on board the
Buffalo this afternoon. The Ship in considerable
confusion. Trunks, bales, barrels, packages, and litter
of all sorts strewed about in most admired disorder.
Determined however to overlook as much as possible
inconveniences, common it is believed to the commence-
-ment of all voyages by sea, although those which
surround us here appear rather formidable. Our
cabins by dint of soap and paint have been rendered
somewhat more comfortable than we at first seeing
them expected, notwithstanding six feet by 7½
leaves much scope for ingenuity in the art of
stowing away, and affords no more room than
our necessities require.

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