Monday, August 5, 2013
8 August 1859
8th. A beautiful morning with a fair wind and what made it more cheering was the fact that for some hours during last night we had made 14 knots per hour. During the forenoon the wind slackened and about noon a shower of rain came and the wind changed to the westward and it was thought to be for the better but it proved unsteady.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.