Saturday 6 August 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

Again a rough head wind, which drove us every way but the right, everything and everybody tumbling about. Mr Thomas had hitherto boasted that he could stand upon his feet though others could not, but this day threw him flat on his back. The children had many falls, as did almost everyone. For myself, I escaped this time, but on another occasion of rough weather, when going up the ladder and just as I reached the top a sudden lurch of the vessel threw me to the bottom where I lay stunned till Mr. Thomas and Mr. Slater, a surgeon in a neighbouring berth, lifted me up. The latter kindly gave his advice and assistance, for at the time they thought I had been seriously hurt, and indeed I was not able to move from the bed, where they laid me,  for some hours after.

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