Fresh Breezes and Cloudy Weather with squalls and Rain at times. Calm and Thunder and Lightning.
Punished Charles Churchill with 12 lashes and William Muspratt and John Millward 2 dozen each as the remaining part of their punishment for desertion, and I directed them to be released from confinement.
I have now besides 774 Pots, 63 Tubs and Boxes filled with Bread fruit plants. These last contain at least 158 Plants, and the Pots as some of them have two, I consider at least 857, so that the whole is at least 1015. I had only convenience for 626 when I left England, so that I have encreased the number of stands 211 which is nearly one third more, and 389 with respect to the Plants, as the Tubs hold more than one or two. I have been enabled to do this by taking up the spaces where my Hen Coops were, and rejected the Idea of carrying stock. Besides the above I have Vees, Ay-yahs, Plantains, Rattahs, Matte, Ettou and a few rare Botanical Plants.