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Brig Gem of Beverly C Coock Master

[noted in margin] May 1852

Wednesday the 12- These 24 hours has light winds and fine weather, stearing for the Belise to gain information of the Mate Lat by obs 28-34 - Long by Chr 88-00

Thursday the 13- These 24 has light airs and calms throughtout – at sunset boarded the Barque Abey Lawrence of and from Baltimore for New Oreans 10 days out – at 5 AM spoke the Ship Shirley of Boston from New Orleans for Liverpool Reports M Lock picked up on the 3rd and carried to New Orleans headed her to the Eastward on soundings the whole of this 24 hours Lat by Obs 28-40 - Long by Chro 87-30

Friday the 14th First part of these 24 hours light winds and fine weather 18 sail of vessels in sight most of them for Europe Midle and Latter parts the same got off soundings about Midnight Lat by Obs 28-40 Long by Chrn 87-07

Sunday the 16th Has light winds and fine weather throughtout several sail in sight Lat by Obs 28-10 - Long by Chr 87-03

[noted in margin] found a strong current to the NE

Monday the 17 Has light winds and fine weather throughout. spoke the British Barque John Walsh of and for London from New Orleans Lat by Obs 27-10 - Long by Chr 87-13

Tuesday the 18th Has light airs and fine weather throughout spoke schooner A Nickerson two months out clean the ports schooner Harriet Neal Rider 5 bbs sperm Lat by Obs 27-14 - Long by Chr 88-35

Wednesday the 19th Has light winds and fine Weather throughout all hands employed on ships duty Lat 27 20 Long 88 50

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