Diary of John and Georgiana Molloy: 1 July 1837 - 21 February 1840

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December 1837. Friday 15th. S.W. Moderate & Cloudy Wr. Mr. Turners boat returned from the Seal Rocks having killed only two seals, on one of which they were reduced to live having little other provisions - sought for the Cattle beyond the water fall near Cape Lewis - without success "The Oxen to Mr. Hurford" Saturday 16. SE. Fine clear Wr. - Orrick went in search of the Cattle. O18. Sunday 17. NW. 68/8 79/12 72/6 Calm & Clear to commence with fresh breezes about noon performed divine Service Mily attended (3 B) O19. Monday 18. S.W. 65/8 70/12 58/6 Strong breezes & frequent showers of rain - 33½ lbs of flour to Mr Hurford. - the wind increasing to a Gale. O.20. Tuesday 19th South. 57/8 Strong breezes & Cloudy Wr. empd grubbing without the fence on the Killiter. O21 Wednesday 20 S.E. 63/8 70/12 LIght breezes & fine clear weather Mr. Turners boat left the river for the Seal Rocks. O22 Thursday 21 NW. Strong breezes & Cloudy Wr. Mr. Turners boat returned this evening having caught 1 Large & four pup seals. the wind increased after sunset & became very squally. O23. Friday 22. West. Strong Gales with frequent heavy Squalls during the night. some smart showers this morning abt. 6 oClock. O23. 24 Saturday 23. S.E. 65/8 65/12 Strong breezes & Clear Wr. Mr. Green arrived from the Vasse herded the Cattle found. Shea paid some attention to them. Sunday 24. S.E. 65/8 70/12 68/6 Strong Gales & Clear Wr. performed divine Service the Military attended. (4 B.). O24 Monday 25th SE 65/8 73/12 66/6 Strong breezes & Clear performed Divine Service Mil attended O25 Tuesday 26. 65/8 75/12 73/3 70/7. Fresh Gales & Clear Wr. Moderate towards noon O26. Wednesday 27 S.E 65/6 75/12 76/6 Calm & Clear to commence with. Light breezes as the day advanced. [3 words illeg] O27. [Page 16]