Letterbook of Joseph Vernon Bussell Containing Two Letters to Capel Carter 22 December 1832

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were miserably wet, was blown down and everything that had been stowed inside exposed, the next thing to be done was to change our situation as fast as possible for the river continued to rise and the tent was nearly surrounded with water, for we had fortunately chosen a little hillock to place it on we had just got it and all the things moved by dark. The next morning John Charles and Alfred came down the river, after a hard nights pull, determined upon going to the Blackwood the Governor having strongly recommended it to them. After about six weeks delay at the Swan we started for our destined spot accompanied by Capt. & Mrs. Molloy, Mr & Mrs Turner & family a boats crew and Mr. Dawson a Midshipman this being all our little (Colony [Page 3]