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

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It was about 4 o'clock in the afternoon when they left us for this desolate island - the landing was extremely difficult and a bar of rocks rendered it necessary for them to haul the boat over. The Island is of volcanic origin, and there are evident remains of former occupation the soil is good though wholly uncultivated Fish are very plentiful wild hogs, and seeds - the vegetable productions are very few not a tree or a shrub to be seen Lenox lost a parcel of laburnum seeds there, so that future generations may be cheered by what Uncle John styles "vegetable gold." The only signs of habitation are an old iron fish some [.,,] of fancy potteryand a [Page 24]