Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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party assembled around and we sat up for the first time until 10½ Thursday 4 Lenox and Bessey and myself formed a happy little trio in my cabin where we composed our journals and enjoyed a good laugh over them Bessey's descriptions was to the life. Lenox was not quite so well and Emma is very complaining. It seems quite the fashion to be bled here The stewards, the carpenter, Ann Hunt have all undergone this delightful operation The poor Mate is still very ill. Another moon light party on the deck with the addition of Mrs. Leake who is really pleasant in society though our first impression remain in full force and we are neither of us likely to seek in her more than the passing civilities of the [Page 19]