Sunday, December 8th, 1867

We had a taste of winter last night, wind, rain and hail, the hail stones as large as a pea. I could scarce keep myself warm in bed. Therm. this morning 46. Distance 96 miles with 25 miles current against us. Had a moderate gale this morn. but now clearing up.

11:30 am I am now being rocked about as tho I was in a cradle. I suppose we are now about three hund miles from Cape Horn. I hope we shall have better luck on the other side or we shall make over one hundred and fifty days passage. We have already sailed eight thousand and sixteen miles since we left N.Y. Up to noon sailed 96 miles.