Friday 25 November 1836

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

Friday Nov. 25. After four days contrary wind we had the pleasure
of seeing the ship once more on her right course; & at ½ past 5 we were going
between 6 & 7 knots, when in order to maintain the Captain’s favorite
proposition that ships go faster in proportion as they have less canvas
spread, sail was shortened, & we wot not how many reefs taken in.
Everybody loud in dissatisfaction.

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