Fresh breezes and Fair Weather Calms in the middle part and some small Rain with Thunder and Lightning. Wind ENE. Thermometer 79° to 82°.
Armourer employed at the Forge. Hands refitting Blocks and the Carpenters employed making places for the Plants. Five Men in the Venereal List.
I saw two instances to day of punishment for infedelity, one of which was a laughable Scene. A Girl who claimed my Coxwain as her Husband gave another a beating for having been intimate with him. The conversation that preceded it proved that those things if known were not done with impunity and I had a more convincing proof of this, for a man who was caught with a married Woman, by the Husband, was stabbed with a Knife in the Belly and he escaped with a wound only of little consequence as it penetrated very little within the Skin. When each had taken their satisfaction the parties became reconciled and on as good terms as before.