Wednesday, September 21

Lt. Hamilton log Sept. 18

Aboard HMS Acasta, September 18
Weather clear with winds out of the NNW.
Noon sightings 40˚ 58’ N and 60˚ 17’ W. This puts us around 257 sea miles ESE of Halifax.
I am expecting orders from the Captain at any time to make for Halifax for fresh water , firewood and other stores.
Guns were exercised during the forenoon watch with much slovenliness. As a result seaman Gutterpup had his foot rolled over on the recoil. Odd however, for there was no blood. Just some swelling and his leg seemed to be attached at a most peculiar angle. The seaman was carried to the surgeon.

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