Monday, August 5, 2013
7 August 1859
7th. We are blessed with another fine morning. The wind fair, steady and at a good rate, about 10 knots per hour. Having passed the tropical line we are approaching a colder region. Stouter cloths are required. A whale is said to have appeared blowing at some distance this morning at an early hour. The church service was performed as usual both morning and afternoon and in the evening Manners spoke from Titus in the grace of god that bringeth salvation hath appeared unto all men and enforcing in his remarks the saviour's right to reign as sovereign as well as to bless mankind as a divine saviour, keeping house and present salvation and showing the advantages of religion by the hope it inspires and the soul sustaining comforts it imparts both in life and death and to all eternity. The audience was very large and we trust bread was cast on the waters that shall be seen in heaven.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.