Monday 29 August 1836

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

29th Sent half the live stock to the Salt Lagoon & propose sending the remainder tomorrow. Two of the Company’s Servants James Jones & Joseph Jones refused to proceed with Mr Dawsea & the other hands to the Lagoon & assist in getting the stock from the boat to our station unless I would allow them to buy some rum & I had before this strictly prohibited the selling of ardent spirit to any person. I told them I should not allow them rum & asked whether or not they would proceed to the work I had ordered. They relied “No,” & I then said that I would not set them to any further employment & as they had broken their agreements they must take the consequences. They soon after retreated into the bush. Mr Dawsea was present & heard our conversation which took place about 10 A.M. The L.M.P. still remains at anchor.

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