1839
May 6
...were three frightened girls there; when by the bye even in all our hurry & bustle I found ------- to discover were as pretty blacked eye wenches as one will see in a days march; not being successful in our search we of course repaired on board & as the ship was about three miles down the river amused ourselves by singing most lustily altho' perhaps anything but harmoniously until we arrived alongside; -------- 
Saturday 11   Went on shore for a walk, enjoyed it exceedingly as I had an opportunity of seeing several places I had not hitherto visited; was rather annoyed on coming on board to find that the Swedish Minister de Kantzow had called on me while on shore which of course prevented my showing those little attentions which I could have wished.
Sunday 12 Attended divine service at the English chapel, one of the...