Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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several times At last the sound of "Boat a hoy" was heard and Bessey and hastened on deck to receive the adventurers What a scene of animation followed there was so much to hear and to describe Oh the charms of novelty! - Mr Harris paid 1..6 for each of my letters which will ensure their being sent by an American they will arrive at Winchester in 60 days. The St. Jago hats are extremely light & pretty Lenox has exchanged one of his cloth cape for one Mr Shenton having purchased it at 4..6 or rather a dollar I should recommend them for the boys as far preferable to any English manufacture. Friday 19 Emma as she awoke me announced that it rained and I went upon deck rejoicing in the relief it would afford to the Jagoese hot island! [Page 46]