Saturday, December 7th, 1867

No pig killing today. We have had so much pork all week we are going to have a change this week. The weather continues very fine, a light squall once in a while, but none of those terrific gales that we expected, thank God. There is no dependence in the winds here, sometimes for a few hours we go eight or nine knots, then dies away almost calm, go one or two for a little while, then a shift of wind perhaps right ahead. It is quite a treat to have such fine weather anyway. Distance 124 miles. Therm. 56.