1:00 pm Light Winds. Snow and Sleet. Out 3rd Reefs.
4:00 pm Fresh Gales and thick Rainy Weather. In 2nd & 3rd Reefs.
9:00 am This forenoon we had intervals of bright Sun Shine and our only duty was drying and Cleaning below.
The Appearance of a fair Wind has now entirely left us, it seems fixed in the West as much as ever it has been yet, but as I have now waited so long I am determined to Wait the event of a full Moon on Sunday Next, altho some of my people have begun to feel the bad effects of the Weather, five being in the Sick list for the Rheumatism, however a fair Wind will soon carry of these Complaints.
The Gale was very heavy and the Weather cold with little or no intermissions of Snow Showers, untill Noon, when the Sun shining very bright it cheered the Spirits of all hands. To give the Men a fresh Meal to Morrow I ordered a Hog to be killed, out of a half a dozen I have remaining. We had great abundance of Poultry Sheep & Hogs but the Weather for this Month past has been so severe that we have now scarce any left.