October 4 1815: Madame Bertand Still Not Well

  
Fine weather, with south-southwest winds. The conversation of our passengers was confined to the fine weather we have had, and the probable speedy termination of the voyage. Every one has hitherto enjoyed good health except Madame Bertrand, whose complaints have been more mental than bodily ; she has, however, suffered of late so much as not to be able to quit her cabin. The children are remarkably healthy, and certainly much improved by the voyage. 
Our latitude and longitude to-day at noon were 7° 50′ S. and 7° 8′ E. 

— John Glover, secretary to Rear Admiral George Cockburn, on board HMS Northumberland, writes for October 4 1815.

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