Saturday 21 May 1836

[, on board the wrote. | Read source notes.]

We have contd to enjoy a fine Breeze, since Tuesday,
varying from S,S,E to South, and at 8, O’Clock,
last Night, cross’d the Equinoctial Line, in about
18E30′, West Long, and without any of us undergoing
the Shaving operation, but instead of which, the People
got each a Glass of Grog, this Afternoon   _______
At 6, P,M, Saml Nevil, and Joseph Jones, commenced
a quarrel, (concerning some Leaves of Tea, that Jones
was collecting for his brother James, who has been
unwell, ever since we left Dartmouth) and after
giving each other, a few ugly Thumps, were separated
by the Captain, and Mates, threatening to put them
in Irons, if they would not immediately desist,
this settled the business, and I am happy to say, that
neither of the Hero’s appear injured, except that Nevil
has recd a black Eye    __________

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3 Responses to “Saturday 21 May 1836”

  1. Kristy June 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Hi Robert,
    I will forward your email address on to Pamela so that she can get in touch.
    Regards, Kristy – History SA.

  2. pamela jones May 30, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    An absolutely brilliant project and thrilled to read of my ancestor Joseph Jone, even if it is to know he gave someone a black eye!

    • Robert Clark June 2, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

      Hi Pamela Iam researching my wifes ancestary her mothers name was Jones and we are led to believe that her ancesters came here on the second ship to S.A If you are interested in contacting me you can maybe get my email address from this site.
      Regards Robert

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