June 23. Saturday. Today I have felt verymuch fatigued, from my yesterday'sexertions. We sailed insight of the coast nearly all day.June 24. Sabbath. Lat. 19º 38N Long.106º 34W Distance made 262miles. Today we had servicein the cabin. Sermon from aBaptist clergyman from Is. 46,10.God will do all His pleasure inthe earth, towards nations &individuals. Tracts were distributedamong the passengers inthe morning, some of which werevery interesting. We passed theday mostly in reading.June 25. Lat. 22-23N Long. 110W Distancesailed 262 miles. There has been aJune 25. great change in the weather heresince yesterday. It is much cooler,and I have taken cold. Wepassed three whaling ships today.June 26. Tuesday. Lat. 25-16N Long. 113-35WDistance sailed 265 miles. Todaywe saw eight whales and threewhalers or whaling-ships. Oneof them sent out three boats; butthey being so far away, we couldnot know whether they succeededin taking any whales or not.June 27. Pacific Ocean. Lat. 28-51N Long.116-14W Distance 270 miles. Stillcontinues very cold. We need ourwoollen clothing during the day,and blankets in the night. We getalong slowly with the Spanish.
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