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sick at the Stomach, Dizziness in the Head and listlessness, with a loathing to all sorts of food. Wednesday, April 20th, 1774. Pleasant and a fine wind. Paid forfeit one Bottle of Rum for going aloft. Thursday, April 21st, 1774. Fine weather and light breeze. Saw a large Fleet of Porpoises playing about the Vessel. Some of them appeared to be 10 ft. long, but we caught none of them. Friday, April 22nd, 1774. Pleasant weather. Spoke a Brig from Lisbon. Dined on Stock Fish and Potatoes. This Fish is cured in the Frost without salt. Before it is boiled, they beat it with Iron hammers against the Anchor Stock to soften it. A general dish on Fridays and is reckoned a great delicacy, but to me it is none, for I hate the smell of it. Saw Corve one of the Western Islands bearing S.S.E.½ E. Distance about 14 Leagues. Pretty well over my sickness. The Sea begins to be agreeable. Saturday, April 23rd, 1774. Fine pleasant breeze this morning. But this evening blows hard and I am sick. Sunday, April 24th, 1774. Hard Gales from the Eastward. The Ship rolls and pitches the worst I have yet experienced. Very often the waves break over the Long boat. Broke our Mizzen Yard. Very sick. Messrs. Baldwin in the same condition. Monday, April 25th, 1774. More moderate to-day. But still blows hard. Tuesday, April 26th, 1774. Strong Gales and a high Sea. The first thing that I saw after I got upon Deck was the Carpenter tumbling from one side of the Deck to the other in a great Sea we had Shipped, in which he lost his Hat and Wig. Saw him soon after and asked him what he had done with them. “D—m my eyes,” says he, “they are gone to Davy Jones's Locker.” This is a common saying when anything goes over board. Very sick. Wednesday, April 27th, 1774, Strong Gales

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Title
The journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1777.
Contributor Names
Cresswell, Nicholas, 1750-1804.
Created / Published
New York, L. MacVeagh, The Dial Press, 1924.
Subject Headings
-  United States--Description and travel--Early works to 1800
Notes
-  Diary kept during author's stay in America.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
ix p., 1 l., 287 p. front. (port.) pl., facsim. 25 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
E163 .C78
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http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbtn.30436
Library of Congress Control Number
24030436
Language
English
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Diary kept during author's stay in America. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/24030436
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