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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 June 17-19  [1870]          At Sea

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 several compasses on board in different parts of the ship and no two of them agree, which is due mostly to the iron ships attraction.   Our course should show almost directly East whereas we are pointing about 25° S of E and the Sun stands 10° to 12° still further south.  Last night and today we were really “rocked in the cradle of the deep”, it was almost impossible for dishes to say on the table although stayed by strips.     

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Last night Ma was a little frightened and Anna suffering from sickheadache [sic], and appearances generally a little squally  I kept watch all night

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 18th    Lat     48°    51’
Long    27°    19’
Days run    345 m        Total-    2182 m
Distance yet to Brest            840”

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Last evening the wind slackened, but today we cannot stay on deck, as the waves frequently break entirely over the upper deck-       

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Course 35°    S of E
19th    Lat     48°    46’
Long    18°    42’
Days run    353 m        Total-    2535 m
Distance yet to Brest   484”

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Course 35°S of E-  Wind and Sea calmed, weather balmy.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 At 2 P.M. had Episcopalean [sic] service, with full attendance of the American element. The impiety and disrespect of the French and Jewish portion present, was manifested by their chatting and novel reading during service.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 At 3 P.M. a sail in sight. The first seen in six days,

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