Tuesday 8 November 1836

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Tuesday, 8th November.

A breeze sprang up in the night and at daybreak this morning the “Africaine” was out of sight. We had a partial eclipse of the sun this morning which lasted two hours from ten to twelve. Pullen arrived in the surveying boat this evening and had it not been for the timely assistance of the natives would have been drowned in swimming ashore through the surf. The “Cygnet” passed our Bay on her way up the Gulf. Captain Rolls is taking this trip to bring his accounts with Kingston to an issue which are very complicated. Mr. Kingston seems to shrink from the investigation and his behaviour is censured by high and low. He is universally disliked for his despotism and upstart tyranny.

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