Bussell Diary 02: Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 17 December 1832 - 3 February 1833

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and she has found the advantage of it. I think Lenox much better but his side continues to swell he is looking very well and handsome "though I say it that shouldn't say it". His own journal will initiate you into his employments and his sentiments towards the gentle Lenny. Our track has lately led us far from any other ship but on Friday last 3 sails were in sight we watched their approach with anxiety and with an impatience really childish. We all assembled on the poop and the tri-coloured flag announced her as French. "La commence de Paris" from Havre a whaler they lowered a boat and we had soon the satisfaction of greeting some new faces on board. You would have smiled at the eagerness with which we crowded around them. Their Captain was a remarkably [Page 2]