Friday, August 9, 2013
31 August 1859
31st. A very dull and winterly morning but not so cold as laterly. Light rain fell about tea time. We make progress on the whole. Passengers now find the benefit of stout flannels, overcoats and overshoes are good amongst the damp as that increases the cold upon us very much but not to damage health as on land.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.