June 5. Scarcely a dry eye could beseen. Never before did I feel sonear eternity, as when the boat,moving far away from land,brought me to realize thatI was upon the wide expanse ofwaters. The last person whom Isaw before going below, was Franklinwaving his handkerchief tous and his father.June 6. At sea, I have been somewhat sea-sick,ever since I came on board.Our accomodations are not asgood as I had expected. But weenjoy a stateroom by ourselves,which is not common. There areabout 600 passengers on board,Most of them are sea-sick - allJune 6. Our company are so. In the eveningwe were on deck, and MissAustin, Lawrence and myselfcommenced singing some simpletunes, which attracted quitea crowd of gentlemen about us,who began to desire us to singsome Psalm tunes. We accordinglydid so, and they joined inwith us, making it very interestingand agreeable. One of them remarked,that "it seemed likehome, and wished we might,some time, have more of it".June 7. Very pleasant and still. Butthat does not prevent sea-sickness,Commenced an acquaintancewith Miss Sears. from Vermont.
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