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

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making way delightfully. Wednesday 19 I was in time for breakfast after a tolerable night. I should have slept had I been on the masthead You will judge from my writing how we have been tossed about. I am really quite stiff with holding on and tumbling all over Bessy has not yet made her appearance, I cannot write any more. Phoebe is wonderfully well. Emma gets very fat. Wednesday 26 How happy were we all when we closed when we closed our dispatches this day week. The loom of the land was discernible to practised eyes before we retired for the night. Female vanity had made due preparation for a proper appearance at the Cape. Bonnets had been trimmed dresses selected and all the [Page 8]