Saturday, July 27, 2013

26 June 1859

26th this is a fine morning but the wind having died away during the night we make slow progress but improved a little in the evening. The parson preached this morning and before his afternoon service our class meeting was held and in the evening Bro. Manners preached on the forecastle on the nature and effects of saving faith. The seamen and passengers paid the best attention. This was the largest congregation I have seen at divine worship. Some party was heard to say that such preaching aught not to be stopped as it was calculated to benefit the whole ship.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56

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