Sail Away

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[top margin] And with refined While mingling with the refined and the rude wh[i]ch is the lot of the sailor boy who is the only one a sailor deserveing that name who rules true who rules the ship is [illegible]

                                    passage [in a different hand]

It was on a returned passage from an Indian port that I herd the most solem remark that ever [?anchd] my heart from a father and captain who lost his son while at sea by a fevour, he being about nineteen years of age the captain going in to the cabin found his son dead the father immeadiately rose up first looking upon his child and then lifting his ies to heaven whilst the tears ran down his cheeks only said Thy will be done [in a different hand] They will be done, done [continues in a different hand] Left [ahip?] Watson August 11th Arrived in Norfolk 16th arrived in Charleston on the 14th Sept/61 On board Nashville Octr 1st/1861. Advance up to November 1st/61 Ship Watson came as hose October 18th

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