Squally and close gloomy weather with much Rain. Wind ENE and ESE. Thermometer 80° and 81½°. Cleaned ship and Mustered the People. Two liberty men as usual. Four Venereals in the List.
The Plants continue to thrive finely not one of them but has taken root.
Of degrees of Kindred —
Medooah is a general name for a Relation. It also signifies a Parent as Medooah Tanne Father (or Uncle), and Medooah Huheine Mother (or Aunt). Tepoonah Tanee Grand Father or Great Uncle. Tepoonah Huheine Grand Mother or Great Aunt. Tuanah Tuanee, eldest Brother. Tuanah Tuheine Eldest sister, but in general Tuanah is only used unless it is not understood which is spoken of. Tinah Tuanee is Brother. Tinah Tuheine is Sister. The youngest children always called the eldest Brother and the eldest Sister Tuanah.
All the younger Brothers call one another Tinah and their
younger Sisters Tuheine; but the younger Sisters call one
another Tinah as well as all their Brothers. What is
remarkable that the sisters should not call one another
Tuheine (or Sister) as the Brothers call them.
First Cousins call one another as Brothers and Sisters do.
Tavetto signifies a Brother in law.