Tuesday, February 2, 2010
February 2, 1820
February 2, 1820 - This morning finds us rejoicing in prosperity. A fair wind from the South West sets our faces directly toward the scene of our anticipated labors. We are now 10° or 12° west of Cape Horn, and feel much as if we were on our way home. Capt. B. says again we could not ask for a better wind. Mercury this evening at sunsetting is 44°, that is 12° above feezing point at the close of a long summer day.