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

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April 1839 Tuesday 9th SE. Mary still ill Cobbett, Barango & the 2 other natives set off with a letter to Molloy for Vasse Wednesday 10th SE. Nothing particular Thursday 11th Busy making Marys green Frock Friday 12th Much rain & wind at night my dearest Mary was so ill & continued so violently agitated I was obliged to send off an express which brought dear Molloy and Mr Green from the Vasse Mary was better but my husband so ill he remained in Bed for ten days. Dick ad [...] planted some Potatoes near Melon bed & took up in a mistake some Kidneys at the bottom of the Garden on the 21st of this month the American Whaler Capt Cole came in after an absence of 7 weeks. Dick set out to the Vasse with orders to bring back the horses in a fortnight's time for our departure we were very busy packing and dear Papa and Mary gradually recovering Dick Mr Green Wallace Bobby Heppingstone with Kate Felix & Bird shewed their ne'er do well faces on the 30th and brought letters from Messrs Samson & the Col. Secretary announcing the removal of Military from Augusta to Albany, and also of Molloy's being charged with applying an escort to private purposes. On Friday Capt Molloy began to amend & on Saturday he was superintending to digging up of Potatoes. On Friday he went on board the "America" Saturday Charlotte gave me notice to quit. Sunday a violent North Wester. Monday I took leave of my neighbours. May 7th. Tuesday. We left Poor Augusta in the Whale Boat accompanied by Capt Cole & reached the Governor's Bivouac. Wednesday 8th

Beautiful day we all felt refreshed by our nights repose & after Capt Cole taking leave of us proceeded to the Chapman River I and Capt Molloy walking together the Children, Charlotte & Dick with Kate & Felix, the Pack Horses

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