Thomas Crawford's Diary, 1825

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“The Sailors [...] are very differently fed from the sailors on Clyde”

Entry for 23/09/1825

Friday 23d. Lat: 43.21 on: 121.10 The wind blowing pretty fresh, and the weather cold. The Cabin Steerage & foxhole are washed out once a week; & during the hot weather were fumigated with vinegar. The Sailors on board this Ship are very differently fed from the Sailors on Clyde they have coffee to breakfast, beef bork or Pease Soup for dinner also plumb pudding with a gill of rum, & in the evening at 6 oClock they have beef or Pork & biscuit, with coffee which they provide for themselves; but another allowance of rum which the Ship provides. distance 1100 miles.