1839 ...not at all pretty (having with the exception of Suzanna hair that I suppose they would call a bright Auburn) but decidedly the most agreeable girls I have yet had the pleasure of meeting here, with hearty good will did I say on parting with them, Au Revoir Sig'a         should nothing happen to prevent it this will not be the only evening I shall have the happiness of enjoying their society.
{ Saturday
July 6

Having been confined to the ship from indisposition during this long interregnum in my journal I regret to say that I can give no account of the very numerous agreeable parties given on board by ourselves & on shore to us, as I was totally unable to join in them. This morning a little before 8 o'clock we weighed & made sail, working down the Tagus for Malta the Ganges in Company under our