Thursday 17th March 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

After commending all I have and hold dear for time
and eternity commenced another days probation
it blows hard from the westward gave the cable to 45
fathoms gave the people some magazines to read I felt
a desire to visit my beloved partner in this trying
time but in this I must submit to the will of
… says I will be a husband to the widow and a Father
[? never]theless in the everning read to as many as whould …
… the 8th Psalm and a surmon from 3d 4th verces we sung
three hymns and concluded with prayer

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