Sunday 31 July 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

Rose at ½ past 7a.m. much refreshed and after a bath and breakfast felt nothing the worse for the extraordinary exertion of yesterday. Capn. Ross and Mr. Birdseye came off from the L.M.P. to attend prayers on board our ship and I returned with them and took dinner. After which I was obliged to send ashore some hands to assist Mr. Beare in the erection of a hut for the reception of his wife who had been for some days unwell, but was now become alarmingly delirious and for the safety of whose life I considered this step necessary. Captain Ross, Mr. And Mrs. Birdseye and myself took a walk on the beach and returned to the L.M.P. to tea. I returned to the “Duke of York” at 8p.m. and sat up till 3a.m. in attendance upon Mrs. Beare having left her husband to work all night at the hut.

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