Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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call for it whenever they please Wednesday 3rd October. I have thus succeeded in fetching up my journal to the present days I have been greatly in arrears in consequence of having only lately uncovered my chest and with that my desk. My little dear desk! Georgiana Elwin's prints lay at the top and Mary's pincushion and those who [?] in it so many little objects to awaken memory! How well I recollect packing it on one of my last home mornings. We now form a very sociable little party round the cuddy table The Harrises working and ourselves writing gives the ship quite a charming [...] look especially as its very smooth just now We are in Latitude 37..47 having got on wonderfully The poor Mate continues very ill indeed Mr Harris thinks very badly [Page 17]