Thursday, January 28, 2010

January 28, 1820

January 28, 1820 - "The sea wrought and was tempestious" during the night, and the wind and current continued strong from th West during the day.  Too, the last 24 hours we have made nearly 2 degrees Easting, and 40 or 50 miles Southing.  The former is considered as a lose.  Our hearts were somewhat tried to be driven away from our course, and as it were from our object. just at the moment when we seemed to be turning the goal to bend our way toward the Northwest.  But though we had an almost sleepless night, and though the commotion of the elements continuous, we are not denied the comfort of a good degree of calm resignation, and unshaken confidence.

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