Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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Monday 8 We were in hopes of meeting with some object or boat or something and I seated myself directly after breakfast to prepare a letter for my dear Mamma but I felt little satisfaction in writing upon so mere a chance and left my poor letter unfinished promising myself to devote an hour to her in the evening but we sat up so late and my head ached so much that I was obliged to extinguish my intention Tuesday 9 Mr. Joseph Harris's voice awoke me in the morning at 6 o'clock Land was in sight Teneriffe as it was pronounced We both started up and after a very hasty toilet proceeded to the deck Land indeed there was but not surely Teneriffe Instead of the high conical mountain which I represented to myself, some land was pointed out to me in shape resembling [Page 26]