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

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1839 Thursday 14 NW LIght Airs - for the most part of the day. took down pr Cart 3 Loads. Friday 15. NW. Light breezes & Cloudy Wr. with some Light showers of rain packing &c. settled with the Corporal Saturday 16 SW. Fresh breezes & Cloudy Wr. - Sunday 17. SE. Fresh breezes & Clear Wr Read morning Service - a considerable part of the America's Crew attended. They also came to evening Service & sang several hymns. - Monday 18. SE. Moderate & Clear Wr. empd packing up took up some potatoes & onions. Tuesday 19. S.E. [...] Calm towards Sun set Went on board the American with the Children - the Lady Stirling arrived. Wednesday 20th Calm. Cloudy to the Westwd. took more cositos to the landing place. [...] some goods great diligence manifested. Thursday 21. NW. Employed packing & shipping. Light breezes & mild Weather some heavy of rain. Friday 22 NW S.W. Light breezes & Clear Two whale boats belonging to the American were kindly sent to assist me in shipping my goods by Capt Cole. Much rain during the night. Saturday 23 S.W. Fresh breezes & Cloudy Wr. made up the mail & delivered it to Mr Hillman the Lady Stirling sailed. Sunday 24. S.W. Moderate Wr. & Clear The Lady Stirling still in sight at 8 oClock Performed divine Service. Christened The infant Child of Sam Burdham & Anne Bryan by the name of Hannah Born the 21st day of January last past. Monday 25th S.W. Capt Molloy Welsh & Campbell set out for Vasse. Heard of the intention of the fugitive Americans joining them. Mrs Bryan asked for Charlotte & children to visit her refused the children but let Charlotte go. [Page 54]