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April 28th 1857 Lat 27=50 South One godsend at last a light breese from the East laying up SE by S and SSE that is within two points of our course and that is as much as I Expect for it seems as though theare was a Spell put upon me. I should Sertainly think So. if I was Supersticious But let me think why. I was Borne under a cloud and a dark one at that and in a dark night I think.

April 29th Lat 32=00 Long 04=00 West Moderate Breses from South East & Bafling from that to North East midle part calm as usual later part rainy a long Dist to Cape Good hope and shal be this time next year at this last 10 days rate ---------- O how I Should like to have Some of those Hay Seed white livered Land Sharks who sometimes Say that captains have fine times nothing to do but sit on [there] narative and let the wind Blow them along I feel Sory that they canot have that pleasure Especially Some of my calms

April 30th this day comences with an Irish huricane straight up an down Ends the same O that I had wings I would fly from these calms and be in Cape Town in 12 hours Barometer 30.9 Air 70 Water 70 [noted in margin] Showers of raine at times

Ap'l or March 1st Lat 34=00 Long 02=10 East These 24 hours comences with cloudy weather & wind from North East and bafling from that to South East and at times calm, Midle & Later part Bafling and & cloudy Barometer 31.9 Air 70 Water 69 all about Seems lively Except calms birds of all kinds are numerous and this afternon I caught a Dolphin all well on Board

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