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

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so quietly. It appears that Captain Rolles took advantage of a contrary wind to leave the Cape with what Mr Harris styles "very indelicate haste". For some reasons he certainly seems gladly to have availed himself of an excuse for leaving without delay. I am of course no judge about wind, & as our lad Lenox agreed with him and I am sure he judges properly in such matters though he qualified his opinion when asked by saying "if there be any lack of provisions your right to stop". Leny, hearing my comments acceded. Mr Harris was beyond any description annoyed and Lenox received the full weight of his ill humour. Disputing, quarrelling & threatening marked each day and so much ill humour was enacted upon our party that on Saturday we had really decided upon leaving the cuddy from Sunday [Page 10]