Clean Washing

Reveille 6 am, lay in till 7.30am.

Sea calm, slightly cloudy, Battery orderly Sergt for the week.

Receive our clean washing, the sailor who was getting it done for us charged us 4d each for shirt, 2d pr socks, 2d each for handkerchiefs, which still had the dirt in and not dried at that, so this teaching me a lesson I do my own washing for the rest of the voyage, and rewash what I have just received, which I think is rather dear.

In the evening a concert held on board, much talent of all kinds is present amongst the ‘Swaddies’.

After spending a delightful evening, after hearing some selections by the band, we retire at 9.45pm.

The sea is moderating now.

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