The Fever on me to day and a most violent head Ach and great weakness. It was settled to day that I was to give the Capt. of the Packet 300 Rix Dollars for my passage, that of my Clerk and One Servant and am to find my Wine and Gin.
On my making a requisition to the General that all my remaining people might be sent to Europe in One Ship, I Rec'd for Answer by Mr. de [?] his private Secretary that the General was sorry he could not comply with my request for that the Ships were all so exceedingly crowded that he would be under the necessity to divide them into Two or Three Ships and that if I remain myself it would be the same case so that our seperation is unavoidable. The Packet also is detained untill Friday next.
I was informed by the Sabander that it was absolutely necessary for my People and Officers to be examined before a Notary with respect to the loss of the Ship as without that the Governor and Council could not legally detain the Ship if she was found in any of their Settlements. I therefore agreed that they should be examined Tomorrow Morning and directed them to attend.