Tuesday, October 22nd, 1867

6 a.m. Sheep, lambs, goat and pigs out on deck taking exercise while their homes are being cleaned. It commenced to rain about half past ten this morn, indeed it more than rained, it came down in torrents. Everybody as busily as possible catching it, filling all the empty casks and every other utensil that would hold it, a great comfort on such a voyage to know you have plenty of water. I presume the sailors will have a grand time washing their linen, so I expect to see them come out bran new. Distance 120 miles. It is now dead calm.