Sunday 27 November 1836

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Sunday Nov. 27. The Captain out of dignified spite to Mr Howard because
he demonstrated to the satisfaction of every body on board that we had passed
the “Slot van Capelle” before we tacked to avoid it, and with whose
prerogatives therefore he is as determined to interfere as Mr Howard is to
resist him, again deprived the Sailors of the benefit of Clergy & we had
Service in the ward-room. Mr H’s preaching is not improving certainly,
& it is curious to read a sermon of Jeremy Taylor or Bishop Hall after
his vapid homily. By the way from our worthy chaplain’s own confession
he never read a sermon of Jeremy Taylor. The Sunday School is now
totally neglected abandoned, & the poor children are left to shift for themselves.

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