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

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truth in the report of Abby's engagement The Coast looks very flat we can discern some houses or rather wigwams though built of stone, as the habitationer it rather reminds one of Stonehenge Two boats have just appeared containing Mr. Lochie Leake that shocking affair Mr. Philip Dodd and others Poor Mrs. Leake what a meeting for her! They say he is sadly altered. We have felt much disappointed in not finding Captain Stirling "at home" I broke off this morning because a boat was in sight and I was anxious to see a specimen of the creatures who are hereafter to be our compatriots Quite a crowd of young men came on board but I have not time to talk about them as their images have been obliterated by the variety of characters which have since passed in [Page 32]