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Little is known of the early life and career of Charles Simeon Hare (1808 – 1882). He was born in America in 1808 and emigrated to England sometime before 1836. In London on 10 March 1836 he offered his services as personal secretary to John Morphett for a period of two years. Morphett accepted and [...]

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Journal Entries written by: Charles S Hare

Sunday 24 April 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

Brig Emma off the Downs
Sunday Morning
April 24. 1836

My Dear Sir

I have an opportunity in the
To navigate difficult stretches of water, ships took pilots on board. Pilots were coastal navigators with knowledge of their local waters and they captained the ship through the channel or harbour. Pilot going ashore, of communicating with you once
more, ere we take our “long farewell” to you and home
We have had a more than ordinarily
smooth trip thus far, which I feel as a particular
blessing under our present circumstances so many of
our passengers never having seen the great waters before
myself as usual have been very sick, with nearly
all the other passengers, my wife excepted, I have
made arrangements with those men I thought most
appropriate to take care of the stock, those that
have been cramped I have had out of their various
domiciles, and given the range of the ships decks to
until they have recovered, I have made two of
the eldest and most steady responsible for the
general cleanliness of the The area of between-decks occupied by steerage passengers, that is, those travelling at the cheapest rate. Steerage , and 2 more
to keep an account of, and superintend the provisions
to observe that nothing is wasted and that all obtain
their due share, – The arrangements I have made
seems to have induced a considerable degree of comfort
and harmony, which it will be my constant object
to promote and continue, I am intending to day to
assemble all hands on the quarter deck and make use
of that Book of sermons Book of Homilies you so kindly presented me
with and add a little address to it. I am persuaded
from experience of the propriety of this measure if it
were only as a relief to the dull monotony of the six
days at sea. But I have a higher and better motive
I do not stoop to such low game I fly at a higher
quarry —

Adieu the To navigate difficult stretches of water, ships took pilots on board. Pilots were coastal navigators with knowledge of their local waters and they captained the ship through the channel or harbour. Pilot is waiting

and believe me Ever your obliged and humb

Servt

Chas S. Hare

G F Angas Esq

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Thursday 30 June 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

[excerpt of letter from Hare to Angas]

June 30 1836

Brig Emma

Lat.                Long.

Dear Sir

You will be glad to hear that
the “Brig Emma” [and?] all that are in it are well at
this date, with every prospect that they will complete
the first and most arduous part of their journey
safely … I thought it well to write you a Letter
as there may be some affairs interesting to you
individually which would perhaps present no point
of Interest to the South Australian Company. Compy  generally …
Perhaps it may interest you to give you a
slight sketch of our For most Christians the Sabbath is Sunday, the day they celebrate their religion. For other Christians and for Jewish people the Sabbath is Saturday. Sabbaths at sea –
… The 2nd Sabbath Capt Nelson read the A liturgical prayer consisting of a series of petitions recited by a leader alternating with fixed responses by the congregation. litany &c and
I spoke for some time from the See topic of this name listed in the ‘find out more’ section at the bottom of the page. parable of the good
Samaritan
, there had been a great deal of quarrelling
in the The area of between-decks occupied by steerage passengers, that is, those travelling at the cheapest rate. steerage during the week, the Acton men
backing one another against the rest &c
I endeavoured to shape my observations to meet these
circumstances… During the succeeding For most Christians the Sabbath is Sunday, the day they celebrate their religion. For other Christians and for Jewish people the Sabbath is Saturday. Sabbath
MrsCaptain Nelson, thought that the A liturgical prayer consisting of a series of petitions recited by a leader alternating with fixed responses by the congregation. litany was
quite enough, and that Captn Nelson & Mr Douglass
had much better perform the service…  in this and
man[y] other affairs the direct interference of Mrs Captn
Nelson has not only been injudicious but I think hurtful
to the general arrangements of the passengers and myself

Cape Town July 8 1836

Since writing the above …

with sincerest regards to Yourself from Myself and Mrs H

Believe me my dear Sir

yours truly

Chas S. Hare

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