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Title: Letter from Passenger who Sailed on the Ship Josephine
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Genderunknown
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderunknown
Relationshipre passage
SourceThe Belfast Newsletter, Friday, 6 April, 1832
ArchiveThe Central Library, Belfast
Doc. No.9804181
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 08:04:98.
Word Count194

A letter has been received from a passenger who sailed from
this port for New York, in the Josephine, Captain Britton,
which, after mentioning the heavy gales which they
encountered on the Banks of Newfoundland, proceeds thus: -
"A sailor who was drawing up water to fill the empty casks
which the fresh water had been kept in, fell overboard. Had
he not been a good swimmer he must have been lost, as it was
nearly dark, and the vessel sailing pretty fast. The captain
had to go up to the cradle, in order to direct them which way
to row, and they reached him just as he had given up hope,
and was resigning himself to his fate. All persons ought to
be cautious in drawing up water aboard, lest the vessel heave
and throw them into the sea. I had no trouble in that, as the
sailors were all readiness to assist us in every way in their
power. But there was one in particular, named Charles Stewart,
who seemed to take pleasure in doing good, and in assisting
any of the passengers when in distress. Indeed I cannot speak
too highly of Captain Britton and all his sailors - nothing
could exceed their regularity and steady conduct; and I would
strongly recommend all my friends, who intend coming to this
port, to take their passage in the Josephine," &c.