John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 30

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... Singular & beautiful Mar 16th   A most heavy coarse night  -  sea running rather heavily more so than at any other part of our voyage  -  at times coming over the bulwark Rails - Yet it is consid.r nothing  -  We have had to move [passengers?]  altogether  - comparatively speak.g no really Very heavy weather - It is a splendid sight to see her cutting thro' the water at abt 14 Knots - Sometimes passengers take a seat on the bow spit [...] - 

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