Thomas Crawford's Diary, 1825

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“Set sail for Sydney”

Entry for 21/10/1825

Friday 21st. This morning we weighed anchor & set sail for Sydney. The weather was very wet before breakfast, but afterwards became fair & very hot. We have a prisoner on board for Sydney, for Boat stealing. The wind down the was very light till tea time, when we had a pretty smart wind. We left the River about dark; & running along the coast experienced a very heavy squall of the Land. One afternoon before we left Hobart Town, a mouse was caught on board almost entirely white, with the head of a greyish colour, & a greyish spot above the tail, all the rest was white.