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

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January 26 we are young well & happy and think we may be the means of making them more so I shall not now write more until our arrival Every face has an appearance of anxiety and watchfulness we are 60 miles nearer to Augusta than Swan River 500 miles from the latter January 26 - Now indeed we are in sight of Swan River some days later than I had expected when I closed this Captain Tobey was the first person on board this morning and from him we heard that our dear Brothers were all well when he saw them last. 6 weeks since Vernon had accompanied him down to King George's Sound. The boys have a grant at Port Leschenault and at King George's Sound. He says they are grown such rough creatures Vernon and Alfred are quite young men Miss Turner is married to a Mr. McDermot so there was no [Page 31]