Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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name & destination. Captain Rolles pronounced her to be the [.?..] Signals were exchanged and we lay to in expectation of her joining us. I thought is was the [?] in the "King's service" and had of course some bright visions of blue coats and anchor buttons and clean decks and [?] "Laughter loving middies" but Alas! it was not a "real ship" Another merchant man a second edition of ourselves. However she advanced under a press of canvas looking beautiful as she glided along through the water illumined by one of the most brilliant sun sets we have yet seen. At length she neared us and we hailed her it proved to be the Amiga bound for the Mauritius On the Captain say [Page 14]