Sunday 24 July 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

Our first Sunday on Ship board

and such a Sunday! A gale from the South West, and

motion enough even at this anchorage to make the

ladies and most of the emigrants qualmish.

Moderated towards mid-day. No public attempt

at performing divine service or even reading prayers,

which might have been the case in the afternoon

had there been the disposition. A party of the

emigrants commenced singing psalms in the

evening when they were joined by Mr Howard the

Chaplain and by him addressed, at some length,

to their edification let us hope the exhortation will


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