28th Dec 1831

Devonport to Canary Islands
Waked in the morning with an eight knot per hour wind, and soon became sick and remained so during the whole day.

My thoughts most unpleasantly occupied with the flogging of several men for offences brought on by the indulgence granted them on Christmas day. I am doubtful whether this makes their crime drunkedness and consequent insolence more or less excusable.

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