Diary 01: Diary of John and Georgiana Molloy: 28 January 1835 - 8 April 1837

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March 1837 Saturday 18 [First part of entry discoloured & faded - illegible] Messrs Green & Bussell expected. When overtaken Shea [...] my [...], recd a letter from [...] demanding his wages. Sunday 19th NW. Strong gales & Cloudy Wr Performed divine Service Read 4 Arnold Monday 20th Mr. Hurford at work. Bobby oxen Killed a pig Tuesday 21 Bobby oxen - Mr. Hurford at work - 55lb pork to [...] &c. [...] - tie up Wednesday 22. Left Augusta at 9 oClock. Load not well arranged came off 3 times - halted at McLeods creek at 3 oClock a bad passage across. unloaded. bivouack'd at No. 3. McLeods [2 words illeg] Stream. 4"55'. Th. 23 Marched at 7 oClock halted at the Bowline Knot at 12 unloaded & moved on at 2 oClock to the rapids. Bivouack'd at 4"10' 24 Fri At 6"20' left our quarters - lost some time at No. 1 in finding the proper pass continued on South until we arrived at the Black Snake - at 11.45 arrived at the Vasse found the Champion on the point of sailing saw Brule & got my letters - agreed to let him have a Ton of Potatoes for £14 or 15 his next trip. 25 Sat. Writing to my Wife & arranging my papers &c. 26 Sun. Read Divine Service walked on my Bank of the Vasse with Vernon Bussell. Wallace [Page 73]