Friday, August 9, 2013
16 September 1859
16th. A very dull morning. Showers of light rain fell through the day. Sailing with a strong side wind, too strong for our canvas, four of our sails having gone to pieces in about twenty hours. (?)izi and gibb fore top sail, fore main stay sail, and mizzen top sail. The friends of the purser (or storekeeper) mouted a testimonial in his favour but did not succeed.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.