The ship is well anchored in Halifax Harbor. I have made arrangements for the provisioning of the ship. We are especially short on fresh water and fire wood. We have also requested from the Naval yard various spars and booms for either replacement of losses or for spares along with various other items.
I also expect additional salted beef and rice, quantities and quality as yet unknown.
The doctor has requested I secure him a fresh supply of mercury as it is often the Captain’s decision to take the ship out of discipline at an extended anchorage such as this.