Sail Away

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The very atmosphere Seemes to Breath to us of home Senses have Joys and harts. it to nothing to bee wondred at that the mariner who through their [dreams] [illegible] [as] his arduous profesion Should be compelled to absent himself from the pleasures and innocent [illegible] of his home for the purpose of carying to remote regions of the world the products of another that is not to be Supposed he Should be careless of a return to his beloved ones whom he has left behind him No theare is no class of men to whom a prospect of a Speedy return to that home is more Keenly felt Every energy is put forth to facilitate his vessel each Sail is Spread where may bee of the most benefit to him the advantage of the Slightest wind is taken and sleapeles nights on the Silent Decks tell on his health and can [illegible] how great is his anxiety

July the 24th comences with Beautiful weather how Swiftly glides the favorite Barqe her Snowy Sails spread to the winde and her Spars Bending beneath the weight that presses her along our long & Lat 5=30 north long 38=50

July the 25th commences with cloudy weather and frequent Showers of rain midle part Moderate and cloudy no observation this day wee are now in the doldroms in the tropicks of Canso Barometer 30” 1/10 Air 107 & 120 in the Sun water 70.00 All hands well on board and Imployed in Ships Duty

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