Journals

Second Journey (MS 107/1/1-2)

23rd October 1777


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[23rd October 1777]
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gisteren avond laat een brief gekregen hebbende van enige vrienden dewelke van de Caap tot swellendam gekomen waaren reed s'morgens na swellendam, zagen de exercitie van de drie Compagnien Cavallery. zo te voet als te paard woonden s'avons de vrolykheid by.

[annotated on page 27:] hadden de thermometer vergeten
regen in de bergen betrokken lugt zagte weste wind koel weer

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[23rd October 1777]
23

Forgot the thermometer. Rain in the mountains, overcast sky, soft west wind. Cool weather.

Late yesterday evening received a letter from some friends who had arrived in Swellendam from Cape Town. Rode to Swellendam in the morning and saw the exercises of the three Cavalry Companies on foot, as well as on horseback. Joined the celebrations in the evening.