Moderate Weather with Rains, with fresh Breezes and Squally in the latter part. Wind Westerly NE. W. and ENE. The Thermometer 77° to 80¾°.
No ships duty is carried on this day. I only muster and see every man clean. I was rather shy with Tynah to day on account of the late malicious act of cutting the Cable, and I threatened destruction to him if the ship by such means touched the shore. I also clearly showed to him, that such an Act could not very materially hurt the ship, and that no interested Views could have a completion on such a point, and both him and his Wife seemed as sensible of it as I was. They had used their endeavors they said to find out the offenders, but without effect, however I reviled them and their Country at large, at which they felt much inward distress that at last gave vent by tears. I could no longer keep these people under an Idea that I mistrusted them, and I only made a particular request, that as they Valued the King of Englands friendship, that they would use their utmost endeavors to find out the offenders and send them to me, which they appear most sacredly to promise. Our reconciliation therefore took place, and they came on board with me at Noon to dine with a relation of Whaeeahtua Erreerahigh of Tiaraboo, who has been sent here with Compliments to me to visit Whaeeahtua, which the distance our situations gave me a sufficient and satisfactory excuse not to accept.
My enquiries being as often as I can find it elligble respecting the Erreeoys will I hope enable me to determine something with certainty. I lately met a man who Iddeeah told me was an Erreeoy and this person I found to have children, and they called him Erreeoy Vahnownow, of whom I had a knowledge sometime since; but I now found there were Erreeoys who were also married and killed their children, and others who did not marry. These last she called Erreeoys rahigh a Title I had often heard of before and were of the highest order. The 2nd class I understood were not much thought of altho they killed their children, and lost some honorary distinction, and the 3d class having children had only the honor of being known to have been of the Society by bearing the name.
From all it appeared to me that the act of marriage or keeping publicly to one woman was contrary to the Orignial cause of the institution, even if the Issue was destroyed. The destruction of the offspring was therefore certainly never intended originally, but as yet I have so many contradictions, that I cannot satisfy myself.