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.

1 comment:

  1. Please verify that journal writing has "feezing" rather than "freezing".