Monday 5 September 1836

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Before breakfast I again visited my patients on board the “Duke of York” and at the tents on shore I have had the satisfaction of dismissing from the list two which I am endeavouring to get sent to the hospital at Hobart Town. One of these is suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism and is lying in one of the tents in a most miserable plight with a wet bed under him and devoured by mosquitoes – the other is in a rapid consumption and is not long for this world. Captain Morgan brought me on board again on his way to the “Pelham” to gain some information with respect to her as she seems to behave with some mystery, not communicating with any of the other ships since her return – we fear all is not right on board her.

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