Sunday 13 November 1836

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Sunday Nov. 13. Spoke yesterday an English Whaler (Wood-lark)
which sailed about ten days after us. The poor Captain came on board
to day & was in sad distress complaining of the slow progress he had made;
he was evidently comforted when he learnt that H.M.S. Buffalo had
left ten days before him. No service on deck on account of the unsettled
state of the weather The reason given was unfortunate, as a brighter day
never shone from Heaven. Prayers in the ward-room but sadly

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