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The Old Whaling Days

Tuesday, 9th August

Tuesday, 9th August.

fore part fresh S E gale heavy squalls boats returned I also and found 4th mate had written a letter dated 31st July to John Guard* requesting the employ in his service as a boat headsman the said 4th mate having a difference with some of the crew requested his discharge yesterday thus shipping in one employ while belonging to another the poor miserable creature has been nearly useless all this voyage and I should be glad to get clear of him and mean to Latter more moderate sent out 3 boats 3 men sick somehow or other

* Of Kekapo.