Saturday 10 September 1836

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

10th. Still blowing very hard from the E.S.E. at 5 A.M. sent a boat off to the well, but the wind continuing (though not so strong) it returned in the Evening without the raft. The Pirie could not continue landing Cargo to day owing to the gale & our people were employed in stowing away what she had landed & picking up & heaping ballast for her. Having found that there had been a good deal of petty thieving from the Company’s stores I to day dismissed the person (Neal) who had the charge (by night) of it and appointed Mr Shreyvogel to take his place. At 4 P.M. saw a sail coming round Point Marsden on her Starboard tack. I immediately hoisted signals inquiring what ship she was but had scarcely done so when she put about & was soon lost behind the point. She again hove in sight at 5 P.M. & at 20 Minutes past, put about, & was not seen by us afterwards. By my glass I perceive she is a Barque & I presume she is the Cygnet. Mr Beare pays the hands to night & of God’s mercy all is still going on pleasantly – I trust it will continue so.

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