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1 Nov 1833. The loss of the ship has left us with provisions as follows:

Rations of salt pork
2,969
Rations of ship's biscuit
5,096
Rations of porridge
1,283
Livestock (pigs)
3
Other food rations
127
Rations of rum for grog
1,673
Rations of lime juice
2,078
Firewood
318 days

Unlimited water of very good quality is obtained by melting ice.

The company consists of 29 persons: Cpt Torvey, Cmdr Eddington, Mstr Dermot, Lt Harding, Dr Thromby, midshipmen Bancairn and Smith, plus seamen Addams, Bancairn, Canby, Carlotto, Davies, Folkes, Grigg, Harper, Jakkelson, Jones, McAvoy, O'Shaughnessy, Pierce, Quilter, Riordan, Setterly, Tabot, Wylie, Yates, plus civilians Mrs Torvey, Miss Torvey, and maid Byers.

--Signed, A. Canby, Ship's Purser

1 Dec 1833. Company of 29 persons as listed before. Company is well and hearty. Provisions:

Rations of salt pork
2,679
Rations of ship's biscuit
4,806
Rations of porridge
993
Livestock (pigs)
3
Other food rations
127
Rations of rum for grog
803
Rations of lime juice
1,208
Firewood
288 days

The extreme cold has entirely protected our stores from losses due to insects and rodents.

Due to shortage of rum, grog rations have been reduced to 7/8 water. By permission of the doctor, lime juice cut in half as well.

--Signed, A. Canby, Ship's Purser

1 Jan 1834. Company of 29 persons, as noted before. Provisions:

Rations of salt pork
2,389
Rations of ship's biscuit
4,516
Rations of porridge
703
Livestock (pigs)
2
Other food rations
98
Rations of rum for grog
368
Rations of lime juice
773
Firewood
257 days

To keep morale high, the Captain has ordered, and the doctor has agreed, that aquavit from the medicine chest be added to grog in greater and greater proportions to supplement our failing supply of rum.

--Signed, A. Canby, Ship's Purser

 

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