Thursday July 28 1836

[, on board the wrote. | Read source notes.]

Most part of this 24 hours plesent weather with a
little rain at 6 AM got underweigh and moved
the ship in a greater depth of water in a safe
place we erected two tents and removed our
sick on shore and began to make a raft to
remove the passengers thing Mr Stevens, Mr Bear
and myself went in search of the salt and fresh
water lagoon and in our way found a fresh water
river entrance from the sea we went up about 5
miles we saw a few swans and a great quantity
of ducks Mr Stevens gave the river the name of
Morgan by christen it with brandy at 7 PM we returnd
on board Mr Richards was at prayers with the little
flock after the days adventures I was tired and wanted rest

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