Saturday, February 6, 2010

February 6, 1820

February 6, 1820 - Lat. 53° S. Lon. 78° w. - In many respects a pleasant sabbath.  The Lord has greatly smiled upon us during another week, in delivering us so speedily from the Cape.  Had this course of winds arisen a little sooner instead of proceeding directly on our course, we must have stood away upon the other tack, running South and East to avoid the danger of the weather inclement, but enjoyed our prayer meeting both in the morning and afternoon, and was enabled with joy to say again, "Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.  He still gives us favorable winds without and a comfortable state within. - Brother and Sister Ruggles scarcely able however to attend public worship.

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