May 27, 1832

27 May:In the morning, beautiful weather, somewhat damp from last night. At nine o’clock a large Dutch brig. The skipper comes on board. He comes from Batavia and requests news from Europe. Takes a letter along for me. Porpoises play around the ship and quickly move away. At noon, latitude 49°28', longitude 12°22' west. In the afternoon, very high sea. A three-master lowers its flag to us three times; we salute in the same manner. An American brig from Charlestown bound for Amsterdam. During the night, torrential rain and storm.

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Sunday, May 27, 1832
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