Tuesday, October 1st, 1867

On account of the storm yesterday was unable to make any note of the proceedings. It blew terrific. I must acknowledge I felt very nervous. How many times I did wish I could have had a female friend to speak to. My husband being on deck of course I was all alone.

It was been gradually moderating all day, thank God. This even it is tolerable fine weather. I suppose we shall soon be in the hatt of fine weather. Any way I don’t expect to see another such gale for some time. God grant we never may. We are now 820 miles from New York, not bad six days out. Split two of our best topsails, that is bad. Still I am very thankful no one was crippled.