Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lords Day, October 24, 1819

Lords Day, Oct. 24 - This morning in a comfortable health offered the morning sacrifice, and lifted up a song of praise.  "Welcome sweet day of rest."

While lying at ancher 10 miles from Boston, the Treas. of the A.B.C.F.M. came on board with an additional supply of provisions and stores for our voyage, for which we had found occasion to send back.  The promtitude with which our wants are supplied, calls forth our gratitude and encourages us to go forward to our work with more cordial reliance on the providence of God, and on the affectionate, seasonable and efficient aid of our patrons.

Having again taken an affectionate leave of the treasurer and some other friends, weighed anchor at one o'clock P.M. and at 2 sent letters ashore by the pilot - before evening most of the mission family began to be seriously seasick.

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