Friday, July 26, 2013
16 June 1859
16th. This morning it was very dull with a nice breeze but in the afternoon finer weather except a dead calm which continued up to bedtime. The sailors were merry singing songs and some party began to dance about bedtime but it soon ended. We sat day sung the praises of amidst the confusion that pre (?) cheerful and busy as a fair. Each trying to enjoy themselves on their own and all going on at the same time and in the same place so awful discord but there is no going into another street.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.