Letter #4

Lat. 49.24
Lon by chronometer 6.26
13th March 1834

My Dear Kate

The Fly of Scilly fishing Boat is just passing and about to speak the ship. You will be happy to hear that I am well but very home sick. Fr wind going about 6 knots and the day superb. Nothing has occured of course of any interest. Toby’s ears & tail have been cut, tell the younger part of the party, & I am about to mend some of my wardrobe. Great preparations making for trapping sharks and other fish. Tell Kate I am delighted with the contents of the little red bag. Take care of your horse and dog and do not let the latter run about the fields where the lambs are. God bless you all.

Your affect. Fred E