1839
Sunday
March 31st
Easter Sunday

Weather exceedingly wet till 2.30pm after which very fair but windy
Rose about a quarter to nine had breakfast & in spite of the rain was good enough to go to church where I heard a new excellent sermon from the Revd. Briggs, the chaplain of the Yard, had the melancholy pleasure of walking back by myself as my friends were going to receive the sacrament. About  past 2 it cleared off and the weather became fine we went again to the Dock Yard Chapel; after which I dined with Hawkes & went off in the ship having spent two very pleasant days with my kind and amiable friends. I arrived very comfortably on board after a hard pull against wind and tide; took tea about  past 8 & about 10 went to my cabin; undressed & threw myself into the arms of Somnus.-