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Travel; Steamboats; Steamship passengers; Women missionaries; Weather; Motion sickness; Women authors; Water--Purification--Filtration

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This section starts on page 21, in the middle of a journal or a long letter. The writer, most likely Mattie, is on a ship en route from San Francisco to Yokohama. She describes the unfortunate experience of the Chinese who attempt the passage; they stay down below and only eat rice during the journey. One Japanese doctor died as well as two Chinese passengers. The pages that follow are an account of life onboard the ship and the people they are meeting. This includes the Whitings, Miss Gamble, Henrys, Blethens, Hammonds, M. Thomas, and Dr. Hepburn. The authors Harriet Beecher Stowe and Jean Ingelow are also mentioned. She explains how seawater is purified to become drinking water for the passengers. After 28 days, the ship finally reaches Yokohama but they must dock 1/4 mile offshore because of the winds, and take the native boats to the shore. It is stormy and they describe the bamboo woven "waterproof" attire of the Japanese and their overall appearance.

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Kerr, Martha Noyes

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Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

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Queen's daughters so I suppose
he is really akin to royalty.
but I should never have guessed
he [Note: Blue inked N with circular leaf ornament] carried a title His wife
has been entertaining us to day
with stories of her early life
the customs and habits of the
English etc etc
Thurs Nov 13th Today I feel per-
fectly well have no realizing sense
of the possession of a stomach
an article we are not unwilling
to forget in these localities.
Find ourselves 2000 miles out
from San Francisco at the
end of 13 days. Head winds are
still our lot but the Cap. hopes
we shall not suffer from them
after we reach 165° [?W?] Long. We have
lost so much time there is very
little hope of getting to Yokahamma
before Thanks-giving. They do
not dare use the coal very fast
lest the supply should give out

before we get into port.
Nov 14th I learned last night
that two Chinese passengers had
died since we left Cal. and their
bodies have been embalmed
so they can be buried in their
own country. The Captain
says if they should bury the bodies
in the sea there would be a
mutiny at once. There are over
700 on board and they are
crowded down below under the
fore part of the ship and can
only occupy one place up on
deck shut off from the rest of
us entirely. They live entirely
upon rice I think which is
cooked in large kettles and
shoveled out into pans. The
men take these pans and sit
down anywhere they can bring
out their chopsticks and devour
it They suffer a good deal from
sea-sickness and it is no wonder

some of them die in attempting
the passage. The steamship
company have a regular agree-
ment with the Chinese govern-
ment to embalm their dead
doing it for $25 a body, while
if one of us were taken away on
board ship embalming wouLd
cost $100. You remember the
2 Japanese of whom I wrote
one an invalid. He has never
since coming on board been
able to leave his room and
died this morning Perhaps I told
you he was a physician had
been engaged in a hospital in
Japan for some time and then
went to Germany where he has
studied 2 years. Poor fellows he
was so anxious to get home
but run down very fast after
leaving Cal. One thing that seemed
hard was that neither himself
nor Dr Hepburn were satisfied

with the treatment of the surgeon
on this ship but he would take
his own course. There are quite
a number of Japanese on board
and they were all very kind
indeed giving him every atten-
tion in their power.
There is one American a young
man who has taken a steerage
passage from Cal. to Japan, He
proposes to go into some business
there and is I suppose just begin-
ning life. The Capt has given
him a room up on deck and
they allow him to eat in the
pantry so he is more comfortably
fixed. He does not feel at liberty
to come down into the Cabin
however.

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Friday Nov 14th I must tell you a
little about our good steward I think
before this journal grows any longer
The first man in office is not a
very efficient member of the staff but
we have just the nicest sec. steward.
He is so much like Cousin Henry
that I am constantly as when he is doing
some one a favor. This morning Miss
Gamble Gouldy Lucy and I were stand-
ing in the cabin after breakfast when
he went by with the key to the fruit
room in his hand. We could but
look wistfully after him when he
called out Come down stairs if you
would like a pear We needed no
second invitation I assure you
I never appreciated fruit as I have
since coming aboard this steamer
It finds a market at all times
This man is unmarried has
on only sister living in America
who is very anxious he should come
and make his home with her

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And it seemed as though it would be
nice if it could be held this eve, will
have to wait and see how every body
feels by that time. Can make no calculations
at sea. Had a walk on deck with Mrs
Whiting this forenoon. Perhaps I have
not mentioned her in my journal yet
She and her husband joined us at
San Francisco, are going to Shanghai
to remain six months, and then ex-
pect to be station at Sou Chow, with
Mr Farnum, Mrs Whiting is the
daughter of Mr Parsons a Mis of the
American Board to Turkey, she was
sent to the United States when 12
years of age to the educated expecting
to return to Turkey as a teacher or
Medical Missionary. Last July she
met Mr Whiting a graduate of Prince-
ton and --- well she did not go back.
They had no idea of being sent
to China before next fall until
the 10th of Sep when Dr Ellingwood
urged Mr W. to go out with this
party. You can imagine there was

a little expeditions work when they
were married and on their way the
7th of Oct. Her home friends scarcely
knew of their engagement before
they were out of America. It was
a bitter trial for her to leave with-
out seeing her parents. She is only
20 years old but is an excellent scholar
and so very kind in spirit. It has been
a blessing to the rest of the company that
she has thus far escaped sea-sickness
for she has proved a sort of minstering
spirit among her less fortunate neighbors.
Poor Mr Whiting has been laid on
the shelf consiterable, but I think has
quite a fund of humor in him
when he feels all right. We have the
reputation of being quite a social
lively set of missionaries. The three
ministers were all educated in sem.
course wholly or in part at Princeton
Mr Green spent 2 years there and
then went to Columbia S.C. and
took his senior year in the Inst.
where Dr Plumber is a prof. He
thinks the Dr is just about the best

man in the world. Mr Whiting makes
me think very much of Henry in his
looks and manner. We had a long talk
this forenoon of our former work and
experiences and finally concluded it
would be a nice plan to introduce
our friends through our albums.
Mine has been a real comfort to
me am glad I had it where I could get
at it. The other sabbath afternoon I
opened my trunk and almost the
first thing I saw was Em's picture in
that little red frame I took it out
and Luc pinned it up on the wall
in her berth and you can guess whom
we talked about for awhile. This noon
Miss Gamble came to our room to
get one of us to go up on deck and
walk with her. She is a first rate
hand to get people to exercise there
is no escaping her when she sets out
to do it We went out and she told
me much of her early life which
has been rather a sad one. Has no
Mother and really no home feels sad
and lonely. One chapter in her experi-

ence has not been wholly unlike
mine, but still more sad. I thought
while listening to her that one might
always find those whose troubles far
exceeded their own. I am sure now
it is my greatest happiness that I
have such a home and so many
friends though I am separated from
them. After dinner {6 P.M} we found
a prayer meeting had been appoint-
ed, to meet in the room below the
cabin. I do not think I have ever
felt more rejoiced to hear such an
announcement. About 20 went down
and Dr Hepburn led, reading the
Chapter commencing. "Let not your
heart be troubled" and we sung
Rock of Ages, and other familiar hymns
The Dr made such excellent remarks
upon the exercise of faith. He told
us we had come out under the com-
mission of the Saviour and he would
take care of his own. The harvest
was his and the Master would
watch with a Shepherds care over
the re^apers thereoff We could trust

our own future and that of all 33rd Page
those near and dear to us to him.
Casting all our care upon him for
he careth for us. Doing with our might
what our hands find to do knowing
that the night commeth when us man
can work. As I listened to his earnest
words I felt that [illegible] had for many years
lived the life of the Missionary and could
speak from experience. He seemed like
a father encouraging and directing his
children. His bland countenance so
full of peace was its own comentary
upon the happiness of the life he had
lived. I have never seen a shade of care
upon his brow since meeting him
at Omaha. His face is but an [?inder?] of
the inner life and I often feel that I
would not shrink from almost any
self denial or trouble if it would
work out such fruits. We feel almost
like a family here the fact that we have
all left our homes for the same
object, that we are ^nearly all going out for the
first time and have but a little while
together has found a strong bond of

union among us These thoughts
gave an intense interest to every exercise
How very earnest were the [?petitions?]
for the precious friends faraway, that
they might feel that it was all right
and rejoice that we were counted worth
to the Christ's messengers to foreign
lands. We are to have prayers after
this in the morning which will seem
quite home like. I believe we all
feel like praying especially for a quiet
smooth sea to morrow so we can have
service. Miss Gamble came in just
before we went to bed and said she
had directions from the Capt. that we
all put on our good dresses in the
morning for we were going to have a
meeting. He is a very pleasant man
indeed. I do not wonder if he tires
of always meeting us in just the same
suits.
Sabbath Nov 15th Our desire is granted
in reference to our day which is fine
indeed. After breakfast went into
the room below and had family
prayers quite a number of the

passengers present. Dr Hepburn taking
charge. At half past ten the cabin was
made ready for service. A table was
placed in the center of the room
upon one end a pillow or two was
put and covered with a dear old
flag making a very acceptable pulpit
cushion. Upon this lay the bible &
hymn book while behind were 2 arm
chairs for the officiating clergyman
Mr Whitiny read the Episcopal service
and got through with it nicely though
this was the first time he had ever at-
tempted it. Mr Henry preached from
the text "Thy love is wonderful passing
the love of women" and his theme
the love of Christ. He held his audi-
ence [--af--] as if under a spell during the
entire discourse and before its conclusion
our Admiral was in tears. Mr Henry
certainly has great power for so young a
man {24} and we are glad he is going to
Canton Mrs Hepburn said this after-
noon they would like to take him
away from us. This Admiral is com-
ing out to Hong Kong to take command

of a squadron and we had not
formed a very favorable opinion of
him but he certainly has a heart
that can be touched. At the time our
exercises commenced it was 6 A.M.
with you Miss Gamble is keeping San-
Francisco time, and everyday we
calculate Ohio time from her watch
After service I took my Changed Cross
up stairs and read over all the pecies
you had marked for me. Precious
bands binding me to each member
of the circle. God only knows how
very dear my home is to me "God bless
our Home" is my constant prayer
Mrs Hepburn had a little book
of poems entitle "The other shore" &
Miss Gouldy "Cheering words for the Masters
workers" and Mrs Hepburn read ex-
tracts from them. The one which struck
me as being especially beautiful was
entitled Only known by what I have
done" The passengers have all been
very quiet and decorious. This afternoon
the Chinese assembled on the fore
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to send proputious weather. This is done
through the mediation of Josh the water
god. They had little square pecies of paper
with some silver leaf in the center
which they threw up in the air and
allowed it to fall overboard. This is
money which Josh will use to buy food
for their forefathers and they will bepleased
and send good winds. They usually
burn the paper but of course this could
not be allowed on ship board. How
very sad that human beings should
be left to trust in such supersti-
tion. We can only pray that the
scales may soon fall from the eyes of
this people and they may find the
way of life. Luc picked up some of
the pieces of paper to send home
but Miss Gamble told us she would
not keep them lest some disease
might be communicated thereby.
Prayer meeting this eve, led by
Mr Whitiny What a nice sabbath we
have had. I to night felt the truth
of what Mr Atkinson said to Luc,
that it would not be far to you by

way of the throne of grace.
Monday Nov. 17th A nice day not quite
so strong a head wind We hoped to
lose that friend when we reached the
165th degree of long, but it is still with
us. Poor Mr Green does not recover from
his sea-sickness thinks he could sell
himself for [?3?] cents. He says one of his
happy reflections yesterday was that there
was a land where there was no more sea
Some one suggested to him that the
next ship he had better take was [u]court
ship[/u] He had to laugh but imagines
it would take a good deal to persuade
him to go home very soon. We do not any
of us feel like entering upon any subject
which requires abstruse thought can
not digest anything very deep. Wrote a
little this morning. Mr Blethen told
us at noon he would get us a book that
would afford amusement and went
to the Captains room and borrowed
Old town Folks written by Mrs
Harriet Beecher Stowe. It proved to
be a story of New England life and
the first chapters are funny enough

but I do not agree with its Theology al-
together. This Mr Blethen has been so
very kind to us since leaving Cal.
it seems as as though he can not be con-
tent unless he is doing something for
some one, and is the very soul of good
nature. He is a pasturer in a large
business firm in Shanghai where he
has lived for 12 or 12 years. Last sum-
mer he lost a little child of [?8?] months
there and has taken his family to San
Francisco to spent the present Winter
He said he did not dare to risk their
baby in the Climate of Shanghai the com-
ing season lest they should lose him
also. He seems so wholly wrapped up
in his wife and children and this
morning showed us their pictures
says it is one of his pleasures each day
to look at them. I never saw 5 more
beautiful faces in one family. One
thing I admire about him is his devo-
tion to the temperance cause There is
a society of 70 or 80 members in s-
of which he is pres. and which receives
a constant impetus from him. There

are quite a number at our table who
take wine and these are continually
making speeches at the expense of the
"cold water man" but he will not yield
his principles an iota. He says he has
hoped he was a christian but it is
hard work to live right in such a
place as he is. He saw Henry's pict-
ure in my [?pin?] and told me he took
tea at Dr Happer's in Canton and saw
him there. This eve had some music
Mrs Hudson the wife of that agent from
England who is establishing the line of
opposition steamers, played for us
and sung some Italian songs, she has
not a natural voice, or ear, for music
but what can be done by cultivation
has been done for her and the result
is she can play and sing quite ac-
ceptably. It is almost time for the
lights to be put out and I must in
sailor phrase "turn in" Every night
the porter hangs a lantern to a little
book in the ceiling of each state room
and at 11 oclock comes in a gets it
We are not expected to touch it

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Great care is taken to avoid fire. One
day farther from home, one day nearer
Henry and Hattie, I trust can say
"One more days work for Jesus
One less of life for me"
Tues Nov 18th This morning Mrs Whitiny
gave me a book entitled Off the
Skellings by Jean Ingelow. She heard
me speak in high terms of some of her
poems and thought I might like to read
it but after examining the work I should
give it as my opinion she had better
compose poetry than attempt prose.
I learned to day that we are using
condensed sea water for all purposes
It is beautifully clear and when we
can have ice is very nice to drink
otherwise we find it a little warm
It is made into steam then con-
densed afterwards passed through a
number of feet of charcoal and filtered
until every impurity is removed.
We use not less than 14 or 1500 gal.
daily. Left San Francisco with 6
tons of ice but it is now all gone but

one, which must be kept for the pres-
ervation of meals etc. Among our
passengers is a Mr & Mrs Hammond
with one little boy going to souchow
Mr Hammond is a native of N.E.
and his wife seems in very delicate
health. They have lived in Canton
2 or 3 years and have met Henry and
Hattie. This little boy has been
quite a diversion to all on board
[--this--] 6 years old and quite smart and
well behaved. The Cap. and Mr Goulding
{first officiers} take a great fancy to him
He took it into his head to organ
ize a marching company and gave
the ladies a special invitation to join
it. To night Mrs Hepburn said we must
gratify the little fellow, so she took
the Dr's Arm and started off on the
upper deck We followed suit two by
two, going round and round until
almost every one Capt. and all had
joined the procession. The German
brought out his horn and played a
march for us and Mr Hudson ran
down and brought up the gong using

it for a drumb is lieu of a better
But our little captain proved too
small for the occasion so a strong
Englishman picked him up and
carried him on his back, a broom
with a pocket handkerchief tied to the
handle being given him for a flag
This was bourne aloft by our now
delighted hero, he riding secure upon
the shoulders of the sturdy Englishman
Of course he was in the highest spirit
and we marched and laughed, and
laughed and marched until we were
tired. It gave us the best exercise we
have had since coming on ship board
and would be a good medicine to take
daily. This evening has been spent
by some of the Missionaries in James
of Checkers. Mr Whitiny and Miss Coffman
tried it first and China was victorious
Then Mr Whitiny and Miss Gouldy and
China [illegible] Japan. But Dr
Hepburn finally put our Champion
to flight so the medal was awarded to
Japan. We became quite enlisted
except Mr Whitiny who is quite a book

worm and could not waste time on
such trifles. She does not spend her time
upon frivolous works either Dear
little woman we all love her so much
Well bed time will come in the
natural order of things and I must
say good night Allow me to wish
you pleasant dreams though it
finds you in the middle of the after-
noon. --
Nov 19&20th To day is Wednesday but this
eve will be Thursday. We have once
lost a day in good earnest and will
have but 6 days in one week of our
lives. Were a little afraid they would
drop the sabbath out of the callender
as they often let the time run on
till the close of the week and begin
with Monday. We crossed the 180th deg.
about 5 P.M. There has been some fun
going on for a day or two at the expense
of a passenger who seems to be a little
light in the upper story. some of the men
got together and told him that the Pacific
Mail Steamship company had thrown
out a [?buoy?] just on the line so they

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could tell when they reached it. Then
each of them ventured $5.00 that he would
see it first and of course Mr Taylor did
the same thing. There were 10 of them
and they agreed that one who did
get the first view should have the $50.
Therefore Mr Taylor was on the watch
all the forenoon One of the party procured
a pork barrel had it painted red and at
noon while we were at lunch it was
thrown overboard. We heard the cry of
"The Buoy in sight The buoy in sight"
and there was a rush from the table
to the deck. Sure enough there it was
tossing up and down on the waves.
The poor fellow who had deserted his
post just long enough to get "a bite to
eat" went out looking quite crest
fallen. He told the Cap. he thought
he said we would not come to it
until 5 oclock, to which [--t--] he gravely
replied he did not think himself we
were quite so near. What the com-
pany did not with the $5.00 is more than
I know but the whole thing was too

comical Nevertheless I can not bear
to see people deliberately go to work
and make fun of a person who
is not as gifted as themselves
I can not forget however that [u]I have
seen[/u] the 180° of Long, This afternoon
read old Town Folks, and this eve,
some of the ladies had a tableau and
the gentleman gave a little music
for the edification of all concerned
As some of them say anything for
variety though the time has never
hung heavy upon my hands yet.
21st Friday, Last night we had the
roughest time we have yet experienced
It seemed as if we should all be
tumbled into the sea About 2 oclock
the ship rolled and lurched at a
fearful rate One of the large iron
water tanks in the saloon came
down with a crash, while tables
chairs and every movable thing were
thrown together in a promiscuous
heap. Trunks slid about the date
rooms and our surgeon said he
was suddenly waked by a shower

of books about his head and shoulders
coming down from his shelves on the
wall. This is the first time these have
ever been disturbed by the pitching of
the vessel, Mr Whitiny had gone into
the ^upper saloon to sleep to avoid sea sick-
ness and the first thing he knew found
himself pitching head long from the
sofa. He thought he would mend mat-
ters and went into the corner of the room
and fixed himself so he thought he would
be immovable lay down when the
ship lurched again and chuck went
his head against the Pianno. It was
funny to compare experiences this morni
ng. In the language of another "We feel
consiterably shuck up to day"
I got up into the saloon as soon as
as practicable this morning and
found Dr Hepburn already out. We
have some good visits at this time of
day. He told me of his being at Canton
in high terms of Henry Hattie and
Mr Preston. Mrs Hepburn said when
she left she told the Dr Hattie was too

lovely to live. We certainly have
reason to rejoice that we have so
precious a sister but all my brothers
and sisters are precious beyond the
power of language to describe. You
must keep a little place for me in
the circle always. We are today the objects
of wonder, the passengers wishing to
know what we find to write about
Mr Green says two words will em-
brace all he has to say "Headwinds
sea-sick." We are the only ones {Luc & I}
who are journalizing expect Lady
Invarora and they accused us of
writing a book say they will all get
a copy when it is published. The steward
thinks it will not furnish postage
stamps. We Americans do not enjoy
our English Agent very much He
sits opposite me at table, quite near
the Cap. and from his talk one would
imagine his ideas of our country
were such that he felt ready to exclaim
Can any good come out there from
If he is a specimen of the nature
I should like them a long way off.

They are the only members of his father's
family who are living and he has prop-
erty enough to do without following
the sea. He is quite an earnest
Christian and is much interested in
our party. This forenoon Mrs Hepburn
opened a letter from Japan, which she
had received in San Francisco, and it brought
the news of the expected marriage of Mr
Thompson and Miss Park. Miss Park
went out last spring, and it was expected
that she and Miss Youngman who accom-
panied her would open the home for
single ladies {missionary} in Yeddo
which is already finished and furnished
It seems Mr Thompson has altered
her plans somewhat. Mrs Hepburn
remarked, if any one need a wife he
did, and the good Dr could but laugh
at his sudden realization of the fact
He has been living in Japan in a
state of single blessedness not less
than eight or ten, years, I suppose
this will cause Miss Gamble to be
stationed at Yeddo instead of Yoka-
hamma Well the two are under

the same board fortunately. Mr
Miller there has recently married a
Miss Brown who sent out by the
American Board and now the question
is shall they be Congregationalists or
Pres. Miss Brown has for the last year
been in charge of a school for girls which
was originally established by Mrs H -
Of course she wishes the school to be under
our board and Mrs Miller does not like
to give it up. I imagine she will go
with her husband in this matter.
Our German has about forsaken the
Pianno much to the disappointment of
the passengers but Lady Invarora
and a Miss Tracy make up the deficiency
in a measure. Miss Tracy is a young
lady going out under the care of the
Captain to visit friends in Yokahamma
is quite pretty and very sweet in her
manner. She is a good player but
has been sea sick most of the time
thus far, says she wishes she had never
ventured a sea voyage Of course the
Capt. considers it his duty to laugh
at her. This eve, Mrs Henderson

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There is nothing bearing American name
that does not seem to rest under
his condemnation and of all evils
this steamer is the chief. The Cap
appears to take it in perfect good
humor but I think it sometimes
worries him. Dr Hepburn says this
is the finest of accommodations [illegible]
etc that the English line can not be
compared with it so we shall believe
or Dr. I shall always stand by the
Colorado and its officiers the English
notwithstanding If I ever travel in
England [u]I[/u] desire that the I may be a
little less prominent. I have some
times felt as though I would like to
give him a piece of my mind and
Mr Blethen says he would have
pitched into him long ago had it
not been for his wife {they are on
their wedding trip} Well all this is
not very missionary like but even
our exemplary Dr does not enjoy
the thing though he expresses his

dissatisfaction about as Father would
do under similar circumstances.
Had a talk with the young Mrs
Hepburn this afternoon She says she
is going home to visit in two years
and hopes to induce her husband
to return and set up in business
but I predict a failure there for
he does not like America she is
so young I would rather see her a
school girl than married woman
Her Mother is a Church member
but her Father is not a Christian
and her Mother in law says she has
not been educated very strictly
It would be such a comfort to the
Dr and his wife if their only son
was a Christian, They have buried
three Children in Orange N.J.
sat Nov 22nd This forenoon Mr Blethen
thought he descr[?ed?] a whale and we
were all on deck in a twinkling but
though I looked my best I failed
to see even the shadow of it. After
dinner he came to our state room
and told us there was a large Albatross

along side He was a splendid great
fellow perfectly white, and meesured
as much as 9ft from tip to tip
of his wings We had seen one
white one before but it was flying
at quite a height and not as large
as this one. Head winds to day
There are getting to be a standing
joke among us. One of the ladies
asked the Cap when he expected to
get into port and he laughingly
replied. "I do not expect at all"
As good laugh as cry as good Aunt
Mason used to say. To night had
our usual prayer meeting Mr Hepburn
says Mr Green must preach to morrow
but he can not unless it is pretty
smooth. Poor man he must not
undertake another sea voyage with-
out a wife to sympathize with
him. Sun Nov 23rd Another
nice sabbath. I wish I might get
into my dear home class to day
just for an hour. They must not
forget me altogether. Mr Green
preached this morning from the

text If any man thirst let him
come unto me and drink
Did very well indeed I think he
is as earnest a spirit as we have
and a great student of the Bible
Mr Henry held a service in the
afternoon in answer to the request
of some of the passengers taking for
his text Other foundation can
no man lay etc He pins his sermons
down so no one can forget them
One of the men said he thought
he could have listened 3 hours
longer. He writes his sermons
and then commits them to
memory using no notes Has an
earnest nature but is brim full
of fun. I think when he and brother
Henry get together there will be
some sport. This afternoon 5 of us
Mrs Whitiny Coffman Gamble Lucy
and I had a little prayer meeting
in Miss Gambles room. We each
repeated verses and sung One there
is above all others The Lord Jehovah
Reighns Blest be the tie. and each

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and each led in prayer. We all
felt that in probability this
was the last time we should ever
meet in this capacity I think it
was a precious season to each the
memory of which will help us
some time when we need it. And
thus we are striving to gather strength
for days to come. We expect to be in
Yokahamma next Sat. or Sabbath so
I suppose we have had our last ser-
vices on ship board We can never
forget all we have enjoyed together.
Some of us are hoping we may have
unfavorable winds rather than
get into port on the Sabbath. I said
this to Mr Blethen to night and
he replied "You ought to be locked
up," This eve before prayer meeting
Dr Hepburn gave us a little of his
early experience in Japan. When he
went there he did not know whether
he would he allowed to land but
before they reached the shore heard
his wife kneeled down and prayed

that they might be directed [?aright?]
He then landed and called upon
the officials of government who to his
surprise received him kindly and
tendered him the use of a [u]heathen
temple[/u] from which the idols had
been removed. The building was
simply 4 walls and a roof but the
Dr saw he could soon make it
comfortable. Petitions were put in
they secure four servants and
went to housekeeping. One day they
went out to walk and when they
returned these four servants came
out and prostrated themselves before
the[--m--] door offering their homage
to them. He made them under-
stand they must never do that a-
gain. When they attempted to have
family prayers they were obliged to
go from one part of the house to
another to avoid disturbance and
it was fortunate if they were able
to get through the exercise without
being disturbed. They had such a
curiosity to know what they were

doing that they would almost in-
variably find them, and the Dr said
they would often come in and shake
him by the shoulder while he was
praying to have him get up and
explain matters to them. He could
but laugh when he was relating the
fact to us. He had nothing to help
him with the language said he
made out to get this sentence. What
is this - and that was his capital to
go to work upon. Just think he was
45 when he went to Japan and has
since that time time conquered the
language and made his diction-
ary I must sing Thine Earthly sab.
and say good night When the
sabbath night kisses are given
please do not forget the absent ones.
Mon Nov 24th This noon the Alaska
leaves Yokahamma for America and
we hope to meet it that we my mail
letters. Are three days behind time
so I suppose the Cap. is not partic-
ular about being hundred in that
way. This morning as usual I was

wakened long before light by the
servants in their scrubbing operations
First the Cabin is put in order
then there is a regular swashing
of the decks. About the next [?sound?] is
that of pumping out the bilge water
from the hold of the vessel something
which must be done each day.
This water will soak into any vessel
to some extent. The Cap. says they
can not be made water tight
Neither can it be pumped entirely
dry and in long voyages the smell
becomes somewhat disagreeable
Before it is light our little China
man comes into our room and gives
the door knob and step a thorough
scrubbing and scouring. At 7 tea &
toast is brought to us and if we are
not up the boy will tap on the door
as he goes out to let us know the
tea has arrived. After dressing
walk on deck, talk and [?read?]
until breakfast at 9. 15 minutes
before 10 morning prayers, lunch
at 1 dinner at 5 the intermediate

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hours filled up with singing read-
ing talking pitching [illegible] sewing
etc etc must not forget promenading
of which we do consiterable our only
way to get exercise. The weather
has been such all the way as to
make one just sea-sick enough
to be good for nothing but wish to
be let alone, but we manage to af-
ford each other consiterable amuse-
ment. I am totally disappointed
in the entire cleanliness of everything
A person can wear any kind of
dress on board with no fear of soiling
it though the sea air injures cloth-
ing I suppose. The washing rubbing
and dusting reminds me of the D. &
D. Just in Columbus and I do think
our floating tabernacle could com-
pare favorably in neatness with
that which I am well aware is saying
a good deal. Are making better prog-
ress will land we think on the Sabbath
Tues Nov 25th Not much of importance
to day except every one is writing letters

to be in readiness for the Alaska [u]if
she comes[/u]. This afternoon commenced
the memoirs of Mr Rhea Lucy
met Mrs Rhea at our mission
rooms in Chicago and she sent the
book to Dr Hepburn with the re-
quest that our party read it before
we reach Yokahamma. Had
quite a little circle of listeners. Our
good friend Mr B. has for two or
three days been having a fearful time
with tooth ache and is this after-
noon appropriating one of the in-
valid chairs in social hall to
himself. Miss Gamble came into
our room to night and as Lucy & I
became sleepy we forthwith made
ready for bed and clambered into
our berths. she demurred a little
at our want of ceremony but we
have concluded any thing is admis-
able at sea. I thought how funny it
would be to do so at home but it
seems right enough here. Luc went
straight to sleep and left me to do the
entertaining.

Wednes,Nov. 26th We had a 57th Page
laugh at Mr Green's expense this morn-
ing Some of the officiers through the
smoke from the steam pipe of the
Alaska was possible in the distance
and he rushed to his room for pencil
and paper to write home. It was a
false alarm however Mrs Hepburn
says she wishes something would
happen to make a little variety.
She is longing to get home has been
travelling for more than a year and
a half and in that time has gone around
the world. We have not failed to remind
the steward that to morrow will be
Thanksgiving and that there are some
yankees on board. Wonder if he can
draw an influence.
Thurs 27th I have thought to say so
much of last Thanksgiving when I
managed to have the evening at home
if nothing more. I felt then it was
probably the last one I should spend
at home for sometime. Have thought
of you all as being at Mr Crane's and
had we met the steamer Japan 10 days

from San Francisco would have
been able to have been with you
by letter. As I look back over the
experiences of the past year it seems
as though I had closed one epoch
in my history and was about commenc-
ing another. One thing is sure I
must settle down if I ever expect to
do any thing with the Chinese lan-
guage. This forenoon wrote some
and this afternoon finished the life
of Mr Rhea. I think it is overdrawn
but am glad I read it. Mrs Whitiny
has a ladie's turkish costume on board
and this afternoon she put it on and
received calls in her room. I could
not have imagined anything would
have changed her looks as much.
Just one more of these aniversaries
and Hattie and Henry will be in the
dear home. I have found all the
verses that were marked in my Bible
and Father has marked the same
verses for me that I did for him.
They are all so nice. I hope you
have enjoyed your thanksgiving

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wish I might have looked in upon
you but it was almost to far to travel
I have not suffered one moment
from [illegible] since coming aboard and
I feel that is one cause for thankful
ness, that we have all enjoyed such a
feeling of safety while on the ocean
Nov 28th This morning we imagin-
ed we saw land glasses were
brought into [illegible] but most of
our companions did not credit the
idea Mrs Hepburn appealed to the
first officier who told her he guessed
it must be [u]Cape Flyaway[/u]. Well
we shall soon find terrafirma now
at any rate. Capt. McCaslin told
us some sailor stories this forenoon
Has been a sailor for a long time
and sometimes been at sea for 200
or 250 days at a time said he had
[--been--] coasted about cape Horn for
35 days without making any apparent
progress had been shut in by the
ice etc etc. Had to give up our Alaska
Well the good old Colorado will

fail to carry home letters for us. It
has been an uncomfortable day al-
most all have a touch of seasickness
Poor Mr Green, I will be glad when
he is fairly on shore has not had one
single well day since we have been
out.
Sat 29th This morning there is some
disturbance among our Chinese brethren
It seems that they are dissatisfied with
the way their rice was cooked said it
was cold. They fell upon the cook and
when the first officier went into their
quarters they openly insulted him
The ring [illegible] as soon as they could
get hold of them were put in irons
and the [illegible] will be kept below for the
forenoon. The officiers are a little
afraid of [illegible] and are all armed
Most of our passengers are enthusi-
astic at the idea that this is their
last day at sea. The Cap. thinks
he will be able to cast anchor by
2 oclock tomorrow morning It
is rough and the sky and ocean
do not promise us much enjoyment

I think the Pacific belies its name
sometimes or else I have misunder-
stood the definition of the term. Some
of our good people propose to substitute
[u]terrific[/u]. The Cap. says we have had an
unusually rough and tedious but
not dangerous voyage. After breakfast
went upstairs for our usual family
worship. Mr Henry led, and prayed
so earnestly that we might go to our
different fields of labor fully consecrated
to our work, and that the void left in
our home circles might be more than
filled by the dear Jesus. There has not
been a prayer offered during our voyage
in which the friends far away have not
been remembered. After the conclu-
sion of the exercise I talked with
Dr Hepburn about Canton. He says
the climate there is one of the best in
the world for health, and thinks there
is no danger of breaking down if one
is prudent. He says he sees nothing
to hinder my being strong and well
and has give me great encourage-
ment in reference to the language

I am sure I will do my best to ac-
quire it and that is all that will be
required. It is a comfort that it is
not our duty to do more than we are
able isnt it? Dr Hepburn does not
advise Lucy to study the language
says there is no especial need of a lady
physician at Canton The women of the
higher classes employ gentlemen usual-
ly and if we inform ourselves with re-
gard to the general laws of health it will
be all that is necessary. I can not tell
you how much I love the dear old
man. He makes me think more and
more of Father everyday. The passen-
gers for Japan are all busy packing
up preparatory to going ashore We shall
miss Miss Gamble and dear little Mrs
Whitiny very much but I am so
glad we have been permitted to know
them. {Noon} The Chinese refused to
touch their rice at dinner and it was
thrown overboard. Cap. Dearborn
has not been at table since last
night. Well they can not live with
out eating but I hope things will

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get settled before we reach Yokahamma
After lunch I went into the saloon
and enjoyed a nice sing with Dr H-
He told me his favorite hymn
was Jerusalem my happy Home
sung to Woodland. He enjoys so
many of our home pieces. Father's
I'm going home is one of his especial
selections To night assembled for
our final prayer-meeting We could
but feel that it was probably the last
time we should ever together bow
the knee before the throne of grace
Heartfelt indeed were the [?petitions?]
that went up for each other and the
loved ones thousands of miles away
Mr Green took charge and read from
Ephesians 6th beginning with Finally
my brethren closing at the 18th verse
also the 72nd Ps. and the last words of
Jesus to his diciples Go ye into all the
world etc. I think everyone felt that
our only strength was in Christ.
Nothing in my hand I bring
simply to thy cross I cling,

was the thought of each heart. I had
no idea of the bond of affection which
had grown up among us in the
short space of 4 weeks. Our last hymn
was the one beginning Blest be the tie
that binds, and the Mr Green in a
few parting words exhorted us to
faithfullness in our mission, putting
all our trust in the Lord of the har-
vest who had commanded us to go forth
and thanking him that he had coun-
ted us worthy to bear his name unto
the Gentiles. We might claim the
promise Lo I am with you alway
even unto the end of the world.
There was only one present beside
the Missionaries Mr Blethen and
he has grown to seem almost like
one of us. About 9 oclock we spied
the light house at Cape king the
southern point of Japan Co [illegible]
from Yokahamma something
Mr B. said we had been looking for
[--during--] [?for?] 28 days. He is so funny
Mrs Hudson played for a long
time & sung some of her songs.

No one seems at all tired but Mrs H-
thinks we had better retire and sleep
while we can for their will be no rest
after the vessel comes to Anchor.
Yokahamma has a fine harbor
but there can be no pier built so the
anchorage is 1/4 of a mile from land
passengers and freight being carried
ashore in the little native boats. These
little boats come out as soon as the
cannon announces our arrival and
the din and chatter is indescribable
It is a great inconvenience that ships
can not come up to the wharf but the
winds on this coast are often so high
that the waves would wash away any
thing in that lines. The shore around
the landing is walled up with stone
capped with large flat slabs, not
unlike those used for door steps at
home, and these slabs are often in
storms picked up and carried long
distance. The water damages these
works so much that they have to be
renewed every year. Mrs Hepburn
intends to get up and go ashore early

to see that things are in readiness
for us and Mr Loomis will come off
after breakfast for the rest of the [?par-
ty?]. The Clinton Missionaries are to
take dinner with her. I am so very
glad she has arranged matters in
that way. We find our Chinese friends
have found their appetites again
but the instigators of the difficulty
will be carried in irons to Hong
Kong and delivered over to the American
Authorities there. Well good night I
suppose it is possible we may see dear
Henry and Hattie by next sat eve
can not realize the fact at all.
My thoughts go backward rather than
forward and am glad it is so but I
am happy in my future prospect.
Monday Dec1st Yesterday morning
found us in circumstances which would
hardly impress upon us the idea that
it was the Sabbath. We were up and
dressed quite early and found the weath-
er not unlike my last morning at
home stormy and cold. We had been
running along on the 2[?0?] deg. of lat

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so long and struck up to 35[?0?]° so
suddenly that we were quite chilled
with cold. When we went out to the
cabin found trunks & band boxes
strewn in every direction and every
body rushing about as if about to take
a [?train?]. We put on our waterproofs
and went on deck and Would that my
pen could give you a picture of the
scene which met our eyes. Little
boats swarmed about the steamer
on every side. These are not much
larger than our little skiff or row
boats many of them managed by
two oarsmen Many of them were
bringing on fruits and vegetables for
sale. It was so stormy many of the
Japs had on what they [?stye?] overcoats
made of bamboo woven so as to
fasten about the neck and then [?hang?]
loose nearly reaching the knees. Just
imagine long whole straws fitted to the
neck and hanging down perfectly loose
and unconfined blowing in the
wind and you will know how these were

The same material closely plaited
corresponding in shape to an inverted
butter bowl constituded their hats.
Their appearance altogether was
foreign enough and I told Lucy they
made very good looking straw stacks
some of them carried umbrellas
of fanciful cloth to protect themselves
from rain, They wear a single gar-
ment of dark blue color confined
at the waisted with a belt or piece of [illegible]
cloth having large sleeves therein
and many of them were bareheaded and
barefooted. Unlike the Chinese they
cut their hair from the top of the
head back to the crown letting it grow
at the sides and back wearing it
short however, so the fashion in our
eyes is quite preferable to that of the
Celestials. Dr Hepburn is acquainted
with many of these boatmen and when
he came off the steamer there was
quite a rejoicing among them He told
me afterwards that as he was stepping
into one of the little boats he heard
one of the men say to his companion

who had hurt himself with an oar
"Never mind Dr Hepburn has come
he will heal you." Mr Loomis came
off about 9 A.M. bringing letters from
Henry and Hattie but had not time
then to read them. Lucy and I wore
our brown morenios dresses and water
proofs, took nothing else to put on
though we were going to church.
We were rather a forlorn looking
set when we landed. A slailor who
saw us said he imagined we would
like to go home but I told him we
were not home sick. The Dr's family
is delightfully situated in a house built
and furnished quite after American
style. There is nothing extravagant
but every thing so cozy and comfort-
able. Mrs Hepburn is a lady of fine
tast and she had traveled so much
that she has gathered much about
her of arnarment and beauty at com-
paratively little expense. She is a
great lover of flowers and there is a
little plot of ground about the house
quite filled with home vines and

plants. She gave me an ivy just
like the one Clara and Frank
[illegible] for me and I was so glad to
have it {Not on sab. however} The English
service commenced at 11 and Mr
Henry had the opportunity of preach-
ing. They have no church building
but have obtained the use of the
Theatre American in structure which
answers the purpose nicely. There
is now no regular pastor but the
pulpit is supplied [--wi--] by the mission-
aries in turn.



[注:&c 转录为 etc] [注:从字母 17th Queen's daughters 的中间开始,
所以我想他真的很像皇室成员。
但我永远不会猜到他 [注:蓝色墨水 N 和圆形叶子装饰] 有一个头衔他的妻子今天一直在用她早年的故事来招待我们,
英国人的风俗习惯等等等等 11 月 13 日星期四 今天我觉得完全没有意识到拥有肚子的感觉,
这是我们在这些地方不愿意忘记的文章。
在 13 天结束时,
发现自己距离旧金山 2000 英里。
逆风仍然是我们的命运,
但帽子。
希望我们到达 165° W Long 后不会受到它们的影响。
我们浪费了这么多时间,
在感恩节之前到达Yokahamma的希望很小。
他们不敢很快用煤,
以免在我们进港之前供应就用完了。
11 月 14 日昨晚我得知,
自从我们离开加州以来,
已有两名中国乘客死亡。
他们的尸体已经过防腐处理,
因此可以安葬在自己的国家。
船长说,
如果他们把尸体埋在海里,
马上就会发生叛乱。
船上有 700 多人,
他们挤在船的前部下方,
只能在甲板上占据一个位置,
与我们其他人完全隔绝。
他们完全靠大米为生,
我认为大米是用大水壶煮熟的,
然后铲到平底锅里。
男人们拿着这些平底锅,
在任何可以拿出筷子的地方坐下来吃掉。
他们经常晕船,
难怪他们中的一些人在试图通过时死亡。
这家轮船公司与中国政府有定期协议,
对死者进行防腐处理,
每具尸体的价格为 25 美元,
而如果我们中的一个人被带上船,
防腐处理将花费 100 美元。
你记得我写了一个无效的2个日本人。
他自从上船后就再也不能离开他的房间,
今天早上去世了也许我告诉过你他是一名医生,
在日本的一家医院工作了一段时间,
然后去德国学习了2年。
可怜的家伙,
他急于回家,
但离开加州后很快就跑下来了。
一件似乎很难的事情是,
他自己和赫本医生都不满意这艘船上外科医生的待遇,
但他会走自己的路。
船上有很多日本人,
他们都非常友善,
确实在他们的权力范围内给予了他所有的关注。
有一个美国人是一个年轻男子,
他从加州获得了一个统帅通道。
去日本,
他提议去那里做点生意,
我想这才刚刚开始生活。
船长在甲板上给了他一个房间,
他们允许他在储藏室里吃饭,
这样他就更舒服了。
然而,
他不觉得可以随意下到小屋里。
第 25 页 11 月 14 日星期五 我必须告诉你一些关于我们的好管家的事情,
我认为在这本杂志不再增长之前,
办公室的第一个人不是一个非常有效率的员工,
但我们只有最好的秒。
管家。
他很像亨利表弟,
我总是像他帮别人帮忙一样。
今天早上,
Gamble Gouldy Lucy 小姐和我正站在船舱里吃完早餐,
他手里拿着水果室的钥匙走过。
当他喊道时,
我们只能惆怅地看着他 如果你想要一个梨,
请下楼来 我们不需要第二次邀请 我向你保证,
自从登上这艘轮船以来,
我从来没有像现在这样欣赏过水果 它随时都能找到市场 这个人是未婚只有一个住在美国的姐姐,
她很着急他应该来和她一起回家[注:似乎缺页]第29页,
如果能在这个前夜举行,
似乎会很好,
届时将不得不等待,
看看每个人的感受如何。
在海上无法进行计算。
今天下午和怀廷夫人在甲板上散步。
也许我的日记里还没有提到她 她和她的丈夫在旧金山和我们一起,
将去上海停留六个月,
然后期望在苏州驻地,
与法纳姆先生,
怀廷夫人是先生的女儿帕森斯是美国委员会的一位女士到土耳其,
她在 12 岁时被送到美国接受教育,
希望以教师或医疗传教士的身份返回土耳其。
去年七月,
她遇到了普林斯顿大学毕业生怀廷先生,
而且她没有回去。
直到 9 月 10 日,
当 Ellingwood 医生敦促 W. 先生与这个聚会一起出去时,
他们才知道要在明年秋天之前被派往中国。
你可以想象在他们结婚的时候和 10 月 7 日在路上进行了一些探险工作。
在他们离开美国之前,
她的家乡朋友几乎不知道他们订婚了。
没有见到父母就离开对她来说是一次痛苦的考验。
她只有20岁,
却是一位优秀的学者,
非常善良。
到目前为止,
她逃脱了对公司其他人的祝福晕船在她不幸的邻居中证明了她的一种牧师精神。
可怜的怀廷先生已经被搁置了相当多,
但我认为当他感觉良好时,
他身上有相当多的幽默感。
我们以一群非常活跃的传教士而闻名。
三位部长都受过sem教育。
课程全部或部分在普林斯顿大学格林先生在那里度过了 2 年,
然后去了哥伦比亚南卡罗来纳大学,
并在 Inst. 读了大四。
管道工医生是教授。
他认为博士几乎是世界上最好的人。
怀廷先生让我非常看重亨利的长相和举止。
今天上午我们就以前的工作和经历进行了长时间的交谈,
最后得出结论,
通过我们的专辑介绍我们的朋友是一个不错的计划。
我的对我来说是一种真正的安慰,
我很高兴我能得到它。
另一个安息日下午,
我打开行李箱,
几乎第一眼看到的是 Em 的照片,
我把它拿出来放在那个小红框里,
Luc 把它钉在她卧铺的墙上,
你可以猜到我们聊了一会儿谁。
今天中午,
甘布尔小姐来到我们的房间,
让我们中的一个上甲板和她一起散步。
她是让人们锻炼的一流手,
当她开始锻炼时,
她无法逃脱。
我们出去了,
她告诉我她早年的大部分生活,
这是相当可悲的。
没有母亲,
真的没有家,
感到悲伤和孤独。
她经历中的一章与我的经历并没有完全不同,
但更加悲伤。
我一边听她说,
一边想,
总能找到那些烦恼远远超过自己的人。
我确信现在我最大的幸福是我有这样一个家,
有这么多朋友,
虽然我和他们分开了。
晚饭后 {6 P.M} 我们发现已经安排了一个祈祷会,
在小屋下面的房间开会。
听到这样的消息,
我认为我从未感到如此高兴。
大约 20 人下去了,
赫本博士带头,
开始阅读本章。
“不要让你的心受到困扰”,
我们唱了时代的岩石,
以及其他熟悉的赞美诗,
医生对信仰的运用发表了如此出色的评价。
他告诉我们,
我们是在救主的委托下出来的,
他会照顾好自己的。
收成是他的,
主人会像牧羊人一样看着收割的收割者。
我们可以相信我们自己的未来,
以及所有 33 页的未来,
那些对我们来说很亲近的人。
把我们所有的关心都放在他身上,
因为他关心我们。
用我们的力量做我们手发现的事情,
知道当我们人类可以工作的时候夜幕降临。
当我听着他恳切的话语时,
我觉得[无法辨认]多年来一直过着传教士的生活,
并且可以根据经验说话。
他似乎是一个鼓励和指导他的孩子的父亲。
他那充满平静的平淡面容是对他所过的幸福生活的评论。
自从在奥马哈见到他以来,
我从未在他的额头上看到过一丝关心。
他的脸只是内心生活的一个载体,
我常常觉得,
如果能结出这样的果实,
我几乎不会害怕任何自我否定或麻烦。
我们在这里感觉就像一个家庭,
因为我们都为了同一个目标离开了家,
我们几乎都是第一次出去,
而且只有一小会儿在一起,
在我们之间找到了牢固的结合 这些想法对每一项练习都充满兴趣我们将在早上之后进行祈祷,
这看起来很像家一样。
我相信我们都特别想为明天平静平静的大海祈祷,
以便我们能够服务。
甘布尔小姐在我们睡觉前进来,
说她有上尉的指示,
早上我们都穿上好衣服,
因为我们要去开会。
他确实是一个非常令人愉快的人。
我不怀疑他是否厌倦了总是穿着同样的西装与我们见面。
安息日 11 月 15 日 我们的愿望得到了实现,
这确实很好。
早餐后进入下面的房间,
在场的乘客相当多的家庭祈祷。
赫本医生负责。
十点半,
客舱准备就绪。
一张桌子放在房间的中央,
一端放一两个枕头,
上面盖着一面珍贵的旧旗帜,
做成了一个非常可以接受的讲坛垫。
在这上面放着圣经和赞美诗书,
后面是 2 张扶手椅,
供主礼牧师 Whitiny 先生阅读主教服务并很好地完成了它,
尽管这是他第一次尝试它。
亨利先生从“你的爱超越女人的爱”和他的主题是基督的爱中宣讲。
在整个演讲过程中,
他的听众仿佛被迷住了一样,
在演讲结束之前,
我们的海军上将泪流满面。
亨利先生对于这么年轻的男人{24} 肯定有很大的力量,
我们很高兴他要去广州赫本夫人今天下午说他们想把他从我们身边带走。
这位海军上将来港指挥一个中队,
我们对他的评价还不是很高,
但他确实有一颗可以感动的心。
我们开始练习的时候是早上 6 点。
和你一起,
Gamble 小姐正在记录旧金山的时间,
每天我们都会根据她的手表计算俄亥俄州的时间。
服务结束后,
我带着我的“更改过的十字架”上楼,
阅读了你为我标记的所有条目。
珍贵的乐队将我与圈子的每个成员联系在一起。
上帝只知道我的家对我来说是多么的珍贵“上帝保佑我们的家”是我不断的祈祷赫本夫人有一本小诗集,
题为“彼岸”和古尔迪小姐“为大师工作者欢呼”,
赫本夫人读从中提取。
让我印象特别美的是题为“只知道我做了什么” 乘客们都非常安静和有礼貌。
今天下午,
中国人聚集在前甲板上,
向他们的祖先请愿到第37页,
以发送良好的天气。
这是通过水神乔希的调解完成的。
他们有一些小方形纸片,
中间有一些银叶,
他们把它们扔到空中,
让它掉到海里。
这是乔希用来买食物的钱为他们的祖先,
他们会感到高兴并带来好风。
他们通常会烧纸,
但当然不能允许在船上这样做。
人类应该相信这种迷信是多么可悲。
我们只能祈祷天平可能很快会从这些人的眼中掉下来,
他们可能会找到生活方式。
卢克捡起一些纸片寄回家,
但甘布尔小姐告诉我们她不会保留它们,
以免传染一些疾病从而编辑。
在 Whitiny 先生带领下的这个前夜祷告会 我们度过了一个多么美好的安息日。
今晚我感受到了阿特金森先生对卢克所说的话的真实性,
那就是通过施恩宝座对你来说并不遥远。
星期一 11 月 17 日 好天气 不是那么强的逆风 我们希望在达到第 165 度长时失去那个朋友,
但它仍然与我们同在。
可怜的格林先生没有从晕船中恢复过来,
他认为他可以以 3 美分的价格卖掉自己。
他说他昨天的一个快乐的想法是有一个没有海洋的陆地有人向他建议他最好乘坐的下一艘船是宫廷船他很快就回家了。
我们中的任何一个人都不想进入任何需要深奥思想无法消化任何东西的主题。
早上写了一点。
布莱森先生中午告诉我们,
他会给我们买一本可以娱乐的书,
然后去船长室借了哈里特·比彻·斯托夫人写的《老城人》。
事实证明这是一个关于新英格兰生活的故事,
前几章很有趣,
但我完全不同意它的神学。
这位布莱森先生离开加州后对我们非常友善。
除非他为某人做某事,
否则他似乎无法满足,
并且是善良本性的灵魂。
他是上海一家大型商业公司的牧场主,
他在那里生活了 12 或 12 年。
去年夏天,
他在那里失去了一个 8 个月大的小孩,
并带着家人到旧金山度过了现在的冬天。
他说他不敢在即将到来的上海气候下冒险,
以免他们也失去他。
他似乎完全沉浸在他的妻子和孩子身上,
今天早上向我们展示了他们的照片,
说每天看他们是他的乐趣之一。
我从来没有在一个家庭中看到过 5 张美丽的面孔。
我钦佩他的一件事是他对节制事业的奉献精神有一个由 70 或 80 名成员组成的社会,
他是其中的代表。
并从他那里得到持续的动力。
我们餐桌上有不少人喝酒,
这些人不断发表演讲,
以牺牲“冷水人”为代价,
但他不会放弃他的原则。
他说他曾希望自己是一名基督徒,
但在他现在这样的地方生活是一项艰苦的工作。
他在我的别针上看到了亨利的照片,
并告诉我他在坎顿的哈珀医生那里喝茶,
并在那里看到了他。
这个前夜有一些音乐 哈德森夫人,
那个正在建立反对派轮船路线的英格兰特工的妻子,
为我们演奏并演唱了一些意大利歌曲,
她对音乐没有天生的声音或耳朵,
但可以做什么给她修炼了,
结果她弹唱唱得还算可以。
快到熄灯的时间了,
我必须用水手的话“上交” 每天晚上,
搬运工在每个特等舱的天花板上挂一盏灯笼到一本小书上,
晚上 11 点进来,
得到它。
请勿触摸它 41 Page 应特别小心避免火灾。
离家更远的一天,
离亨利和海蒂更近的一天,
我相信可以说“多为耶稣工作一天为我工作少了我的生命” 11 月 18 日星期二 今天早上,
惠蒂尼夫人给了我一本名为让·英格罗的《脱离骷髅》的书。
她听到我对她的一些诗的评价很高,
并认为我可能会喜欢读它,
但在检查了作品后,
我应该把它作为我的意见,
她最好写诗而不是尝试散文。
我今天了解到,
我们将浓缩海水用于所有用途它非常清澈,
当我们可以喝冰时非常好喝,
否则我们会觉得它有点温暖它被制成蒸汽,
然后经过数英尺冷凝木炭和过滤直到所有杂质被去除。
我们使用不少于 14 或 1500 加仑。
日常的。
带着 6 吨冰离开旧金山,
但现在除了一个,
它已经全部消失了,
必须保留以保存膳食等。
我们的乘客中有一位哈蒙德先生和夫人,
还有一个小男孩要去苏州哈蒙德先生是土生土长的N.E.他的妻子似乎身体很虚弱。
他们在广州生活了两三年,
认识了亨利和海蒂。
这个小男孩对所有 6 岁的孩子来说都很有趣,
而且非常聪明,
举止得体。
这顶帽子。
古尔丁先生{第一官员}非常喜欢他。
他想到组织一个游行队伍,
并特别邀请女士们加入。
今晚赫本夫人说我们必须满足这个小家伙,
于是她拉着医生的胳膊从上层甲板上出发。
我们两个两个地跟着,
一圈又一圈,
直到几乎每个船长都加入了队伍。
德国人拿出他的号角为我们演奏了一支进行曲,
哈德森先生跑下来举起了锣,
用它来打鼓可以代替更好的但是我们的小船长证明太小了,
所以一个强壮的英国人把他抱起来了把他背在背上,
一把扫帚柄上系着一条口袋手帕,
被送给了他一面旗帜我们边走边笑,
边走边笑,
直到我们累了。
它给了我们自上船以来最好的锻炼,
并且是每天服用的好药。
这个晚上已经被一些传教士在跳棋的詹姆斯度过了。
Whitiny 先生和 Coffman 小姐首先尝试,
中国获胜,
然后 Whitiny 先生和 Gouldy 小姐以及中国 [无法辨认] 日本。
但是赫本博士最终让我们的冠军飞了起来,
所以奖牌被授予了日本。
除了 Whitiny 先生之外,
我们都非常入伍,
他是个书虫,
不能在这些琐事上浪费时间。
她也不把时间花在无聊的工作上 亲爱的小女人 我们都非常爱她 上床时间会顺其自然的,
我必须说晚安 请允许我祝你美梦,
尽管它发现你在中间的下午。
-11 月 19 日和 20 日 今天是星期三,
但这个前夜是星期四。
我们曾经认真地失去了一天,
在我们生命的一周中将只有 6 天。
有点害怕他们会把安息日从呼叫者中删除,
因为他们经常让时间一直持续到一周结束并从星期一开始。
我们越过了第 180 度。
下午 5 点左右一两天内发生了一些有趣的事情,
牺牲了一位似乎在上层故事中有点轻率的乘客。
一些人聚在一起告诉他,
Pacific Mail Steamship 公司刚刚在线路上扔了一个浮标,
以便第 45 页可以知道他们何时到达。
然后他们每个人都冒着 5.00 美元的风险让他先看到它,
当然,
泰勒先生也做了同样的事情。
其中有 10 人,
他们同意第一次看到的人应该得到 50 美元。
因此,
泰勒先生整个上午都在监视,
其中一个聚会采购了一个猪肉桶,
把它涂成红色,
中午我们吃午饭的时候,
它被扔到了海里。
我们听到了“The Buoy in the vision 浮标在眼前”的叫喊声,
从桌子上冲到了甲板上。
果然,
它在海浪上翻来覆去。
那个刚刚离开岗位只够“吃点东西”的可怜人走了出去,
看上去很沮丧。
他告诉队长。
他以为他说我们要到 5 点钟才能到,
他严肃地回答说,
他不认为我们离得这么近。
5.00美元公司没有做的事情比我知道的要多,
但整件事太可笑了,
但我不忍心看到人们故意去工作,
取笑一个没有自己天赋的人,
但我不能忘记我看过 180° 的龙,
今天下午读了老城里的人,
这个前夜,
一些女士有一个画面,
这位先生为所有相关人员提供了一点音乐,
因为他们中的一些人说任何话都是为了多样化时间从未如此沉重还在我手上。
21st Friday,
昨晚我们经历了我们经历过的最艰难的时刻 似乎我们都应该被抛入大海 大约2点钟 船以可怕的速度翻滚和倾斜 沙龙里的一个大铁水箱掉了下来砰的一声,
桌子椅子和所有可移动的东西都乱七八糟地堆在一起。
树干在约会室里滑落,
我们的外科医生说,
他突然被墙上书架上掉下来的关于他的头部和肩膀的书雨惊醒了。
这是这些人第一次被船的倾斜所打扰,
惠蒂尼先生为了避免晕船而进入上层沙龙睡觉,
他知道的第一件事就是发现自己从沙发上长长的头。
他以为他会解决问题,
然后走到房间的角落里,
把自己固定好,
这样当船再次倾斜时,
他认为他会一动不动地躺下,
查克的头撞在钢琴上。
今天早上比较经验很有趣。
今天早上,
我尽可能早地起身进入沙龙,
发现赫本医生已经出去了。
我们在一天中的这个时候有一些很好的访问。
他跟我谈起他在坎顿的事,
对亨利·海蒂和普雷斯顿先生的评价很高。
赫本夫人说,
当她离开时,
她告诉海蒂医生太可爱了,
活不下去了。
我们当然有理由为我们有如此珍贵的姐妹而感到高兴,
但我所有的兄弟姐妹都是无法用语言形容的珍贵。
你必须永远在圈子里为我留一个小地方。
我们今天是令人惊奇的对象,
希望知道我们发现要写关于格林先生的内容的乘客说两个词将包含他所说的“逆风晕船”。
我们是唯一的 {Luc & I} 写日记的人,
期待 Invarora 女士,
他们指责我们写了一本书,
说当它出版时他们都会得到一本。
管家认为它不会提供邮票。
我们美国人不太喜欢我们的英语经纪人。
他坐在我对面的桌子旁,
离帽子很近。
从他的谈话中,
人们会想象他对我们国家的看法是这样的,
以至于他随时准备惊呼:如果他是大自然的一个样本,
我会喜欢他们很远的地方。
他们是他父亲家里唯一还活着的成员,
他有足够的财产可以不用跟随大海。
他是一个非常热心的基督徒,
对我们党很感兴趣。
今天上午,
赫本夫人打开了一封她在旧金山收到的来自日本的信,
里面传来了汤普森先生和朴小姐即将结婚的消息。
帕克小姐去年春天出去了,
预计她和陪同她的杨曼小姐会在耶多为单身女士{传教士}开设房屋,
该房屋已经完工并配备了家具。
汤普森先生似乎在某种程度上改变了她的计划。
赫本夫人说,
如果有人需要妻子,
他确实需要,
而这位好医生只能嘲笑他突然意识到他在日本生活在单身幸福状态不少于八年或十年,
我想这将导致 Gamble 小姐驻扎在 Yeddo 而不是 Yokahamma 幸运的是,
两人在同一个董事会下。
那里的米勒先生最近娶了一位由美国委员会派出的布朗小姐,
现在的问题是他们应该是公理会主义者还是 Pres。
布朗小姐去年负责一所女子学校,
该学校最初是由 H 夫人创办的。
当然,
她希望这所学校隶属于我们的董事会,
而米勒夫人不喜欢放弃它。
我想她会在这件事上和她的丈夫一起去。
我们的德国人几乎放弃了钢琴,
这让乘客们很失望,
但因瓦罗拉夫人和特蕾西小姐在一定程度上弥补了这一缺陷。
特蕾西小姐是一位在船长的照顾下到横滨拜访朋友的年轻女士,
她的举止很漂亮,
很甜美。
她是一名出色的球员,
但到目前为止大部分时间都在晕船,
她说她希望自己从未冒险过海上航行 当然,
船长认为嘲笑她是他的责任。
这个前夜,
亨德森夫人 [注:似乎缺少一页] 第 49 页 没有任何一个带有美国名字的东西似乎不会在他的谴责和所有的罪恶中安息,
这艘轮船是主要的。
队长似乎非常幽默地接受它,
但我认为这有时会让他担心。
赫本医生说这是最好的住宿 [无法辨认] 等英语线路无法与之相比,
所以我们相信或医生。
尽管我将永远支持科罗拉多州及其官员英国人如果我曾经在英格兰旅行,
我希望我可能不那么显眼。
有时我觉得我想给他一点我的想法,
布莱森先生说如果不是他的妻子,
他早就投入了他的心{他们正在他们的婚礼之旅中} 好吧,
这一切都不像传教士,
但即使是我们模范的医生也不喜欢这件事,
尽管他表达了他对父亲在类似情况下会做的事情的不满。
今天下午和年轻的赫本夫人聊了聊,
她说她两年后要回家探望,
希望引诱她的丈夫回国创业,
但我预测那里会失败,
因为他不喜欢美国,
她还那么年轻我宁愿看到她是女学生而不是已婚妇女 她的母亲是教会成员,
但她的父亲不是基督徒,
而她的岳母说她没有接受过严格的教育 如果医生和他的妻子有这样的情况,
那将是一种安慰他们唯一的儿子是基督徒,
他们在奥兰治新泽西州埋葬了三个孩子 11 月 22 日上午,
布莱森先生以为他找到了一条鲸鱼,
我们都在甲板上,
但尽管我看起来最好,
但我什至看不到它的影子它。
晚饭后,
他来到我们的贵宾室,
告诉我们旁边有一只巨大的信天翁。
他是个了不起的大家伙,
全身是白的,
从翅膀的尖端到尖端的距离高达 9 英尺 我们以前见过一只白色的,
但那是飞得相当高,
而且没有这个大。
今天逆风在我们中间开始成为一个长期的笑话。
一位女士问船长预计什么时候进港,
他笑着回答。
“我一点也不指望” 就像梅森阿姨过去常说的那样好笑好哭。
今晚举行了我们平常的祷告会,
赫本先生说格林先生明天必须讲道,
但除非进展顺利,
否则他不能。
可怜的人,
他不能在没有妻子同情他的情况下再进行一次海上航行。
11 月 23 日星期日 又一个美好的安息日。
我希望我今天能上我亲爱的家庭课一个小时。
他们不能完全忘记我。
格林先生今天早上从课文中讲道 如果有人渴了就让他来找我喝 做得很好 确实我认为他和我们一样认真,
一位伟大的圣经学生亨利先生在下午举行了一次礼拜回答了一些乘客的要求,
因为他的文字是其他人无法奠定的其他基础等他将他的布道固定下来,
这样任何人都不会忘记他们其中一名男子说他认为他可以多听 3 个小时。
他写下他的布道,
然后不使用任何笔记将它们牢记在心。
他的本性很认真,
但充满乐趣。
我想当他和亨利兄弟聚在一起时,
会有一些运动。
今天下午,
我们一行 5 人 Whitiny Coffman Gamble Lucy 和我在 Gambles 小姐的房间里举行了一次小型祈祷会。
我们每个人都重复经文并唱歌 一个高于一切的主耶和华祝福成为领带。
和每个第 53 页和每个领导祈祷。
我们都觉得这很可能是我们最后一次以这种身份见面,
我认为这对每个人来说都是一个宝贵的季节,
当我们需要它的时候,
它的记忆将帮助我们度过一段时间。
因此,
我们正在努力为未来的日子积聚力量。
我们预计下周六会在 Yokahamma。
或安息日,
所以我想我们已经在船上完成了最后一次服务我们永远不会忘记我们一起享受的一切。
我们中的一些人希望我们可能会遇到不利的风,
而不是在安息日进入港口。
晚上我对布莱森先生说了这句话,
他回答说:“你应该被关起来,
” 在祷告会的前夜,
赫本医生向我们讲述了他早期在日本的经历。
当他去那里时,
他不知道他是否会被允许登陆,
但在他们到达岸边之前,
听到他的妻子跪下并祈祷他们可以得到正确的指引,
然后他登陆并呼吁政府官员,
他们惊讶地接待了他好心地请求他使用一座异教徒的寺庙,
那里的偶像已经被移走。
这座建筑只有 4 面墙和一个屋顶,
但医生看到他很快就能让它变得舒适。
请愿书被放进去,
他们找到了四个仆人,
然后去打扫房间。
一日他们出去散步,
回来时,
这四个仆人出来拜在门前,
向他们顶礼膜拜。
他让他们明白,
他们绝不能再这样做了。
当他们试图进行家庭祈祷时,
他们不得不从房子的一个地方走到另一个地方以避免受到干扰,
如果他们能够在不受干扰的情况下完成练习,
那就太幸运了。
他们很想知道自己在做什么,
几乎总是能找到他们,
医生说他们经常进来摇晃他的肩膀,
而他正祈祷让他站起来向他们解释事情。
当他把这个事实告诉我们时,
他只能笑。
他没有什么可以帮助他使用他为得到这句话而做出的语言。
这是什么,
那是他工作的资本。
想想他去日本时 45 岁,
从那时起就征服了语言并制作了他的字典,
我必须唱出你的地球。
说晚安当周日夜吻,
请不要忘记缺席的吻。
11 月 24 日星期一 这个中午,
阿拉斯加离开 Yokahamma 前往美国,
我们希望能在我的邮寄信件中见到它。
比时间晚了三天,
所以我想是帽子。
不是特别想以那种方式成为一百。
今天早上和往常一样,
我在天亮之前就被仆人在擦洗作业中叫醒了。
首先,
船舱整理好,
然后定期清洗甲板。
关于下一个声音是从船舱抽出舱底水的声音,
这是每天必须做的事情。
这种水会在一定程度上渗入任何容器。
这顶帽子。
说它们不能防水,
也不能完全抽干,
而且在长途航行中,
气味变得有些难闻 在天亮之前,
我们的小中国男人走进我们的房间,
给门把手和一步彻底的擦洗和擦洗。
7点茶和吐司送到我们面前,
如果我们还没起床,
男孩出去时会敲门,
让我们知道茶已经到了。
穿好衣服后在甲板上散步,
说话和阅读直到 9 点早餐。
10 早祷前 15 分钟,
午餐 1 点晚餐 5 点中间的 57 页时间充满了唱歌阅读说话投球 [无法辨认] 缝纫等等等不能忘记散步这是我们锻炼身体的唯一途径。
天气一直如此恶劣,
以至于一个人晕船,
一无所获,
只希望被放过,
但我们设法为彼此提供了相当大的乐趣。
我对一切的整体清洁感到非常失望一个人可以在船上穿任何类型的衣服而不必担心弄脏它,
尽管我想海风会伤害衣服。
洗涤摩擦和除尘让我想起了 D. & D. 就在哥伦布,
我确实认为我们的浮动帐幕在整洁方面可以与我很清楚的说很多话的那个相比。
正在取得更好的进展,
我们认为会在 11 月 25 日星期二的安息日登陆。
除了每个人都在写信准备迎接阿拉斯加的到来,
这对今天来说并不重要。
今天下午开始了瑞亚先生的回忆录,
露西先生在我们芝加哥的宣教室会见了瑞亚夫人,
她把这本书寄给了赫本医生,
要求我们的团队在我们到达尤卡哈马之前阅读它。
有相当多的听众圈子。
我们的好朋友 B 先生已经有两三天牙疼得可怕,
今天下午他要把社交大厅里的一张废椅子给自己。
晚上 Gamble 小姐走进我们的房间,
当 Lucy 和我昏昏欲睡时,
我们立即准备睡觉并爬上我们的床铺。
她对我们缺乏仪式感有些异议,
但我们已经得出结论,
任何事情在海上都是可以接受的。
我想在家里这样做会很有趣,
但在这里似乎已经足够了。
卢克直接睡着了,
让我去娱乐。
十一月,
星期三26 日我们第 57 页今天早上对格林先生的牺牲大笑 一些军官穿过阿拉斯加蒸汽管冒出的浓烟可能在远处,
他冲到他的房间拿铅笔和纸写信回家。
这是一个虚惊一场,
但赫本夫人说她希望能发生一些事情来做出一些改变。
她渴望回家已经旅行了一年半多,
并且在那段时间里已经走遍了世界。
我们并没有忘记提醒管家明天是感恩节,
船上有一些洋基队。
想知道他是否能产生影响。
星期四 27 日,
当我设法在家里度过一个晚上,
如果仅此而已,
我就想对上个感恩节说这么多。
那时我觉得这可能是我应该在家里度过一段时间的最后一个。
以为你们都在克兰先生家,
如果我们在距旧金山 10 天的时间里遇到了日本轮船,
本来可以通过信与你们在一起的。
当我回顾过去一年的经历时,
似乎我已经结束了我历史上的一个时代,
即将开始另一个时代。
有一件事是肯定的,
如果我希望用中文做任何事情,
我必须安定下来。
今天上午写了一些,
今天下午结束了瑞亚先生的生活。
我认为它透支了,
但很高兴我读了它。
Whitiny 夫人在船上有一件女士的土耳其服装,
今天下午她穿上它并在她的房间里接到了电话。
我无法想象任何事情会改变她的容貌。
这些周年纪念日只有一个,
海蒂和亨利将在亲爱的家里。
我找到了在我的圣经中标记的所有经文,
父亲为我标记了与我为他所做的相同的经文。
他们都很好。
我希望你在感恩节过得愉快 第 61 页 希望我能看到你,
但旅行几乎太远了 自从上船以来,
我没有遭受过 [无法辨认] 的一刻,
我觉得这是感恩的一个原因,
在 oc 上,
我们都享受过这种安全感11 月 28 日 今天早上,
我们想象我们看到陆地眼镜被带入 [无法辨认],
但我们的大多数同伴并不相信赫本夫人向第一任军官提出的想法,
后者告诉她他猜想一定是 Cape Flyaway。
好吧,
无论如何,
我们很快就会找到 terrafirma。
麦卡斯林船长今天下午给我们讲了一些水手故事 已经当了很长一段时间的水手,
有时一次在海上待了 200 或 250 天,
他说他在合恩角附近航行了 35 天,
没有任何明显的进展被关闭了由冰等等等。
不得不放弃我们的阿拉斯加,
好老科罗拉多将无法为我们携带回家的信件。
这是一个不舒服的一天,
几乎所有人都有点晕船 可怜的格林先生,
当他在岸上时,
我会很高兴,
自从我们出去以来,
没有一个好日子。
29 日星期六 今天早上,
我们的中国弟兄们有些骚动,
他们似乎对他们的米饭煮熟的方式不满意,
说它是冷的。
他们朝厨子扑去,
当大副走进他们的住处时,
他们公开侮辱了他。
他们一拿到戒指[无法辨认],
就被放入熨斗中,
[无法辨认]将在下午一直放在下面。
官员们有点害怕 [无法辨认] 并且全副武装 我们的大多数乘客都对这是他们在海上的最后一天的想法充满热情。
这顶帽子。
认为他可以在明天早上 2 点之前抛锚 天气很粗糙,
天空和海洋并不能给我们带来太多的享受 我认为太平洋有时会掩盖它的名字,
否则我误解了这个词的定义。
我们的一些好人建议用很棒的替代品。
这顶帽子。
说我们经历了一次异常艰难和乏味但并不危险的航行。
早餐后上楼进行我们平常的家庭礼拜。
亨利先生带领我们,
并如此热切地祈祷,
以便我们可以去完全献身于我们工作的不同工作领域,
并且我们家庭圈子中留下的空缺可能会被亲爱的耶稣所填补。
在我们的航行中,
没有一次祈祷,
远方的朋友没有被记住。
练习结束后,
我与赫本医生谈论了坎顿。
他说那里的气候是世界上最健康的气候之一,
并认为如果一个人谨慎行事,
就没有崩溃的危险。
他说他认为没有什么能阻碍我变得强壮和健康,
并在提到语言方面给了我很大的鼓励,
我相信我会尽我所能去掌握它,
这就是我所需要的。
令人欣慰的是,
我们没有义务做超出我们能力范围的事情,
不是吗?赫本大夫不建议露西去研究 广州没有特别需要女医生 上流社会的女性通常雇用绅士,
如果我们了解一般健康规律,
那就是必要的。
我无法告诉你我有多爱这位亲爱的老人。
他让我每天都在想父亲。
去日本的乘客都在忙着收拾行李准备上岸我们会非常想念甘布尔小姐和亲爱的惠蒂尼夫人,
但我很高兴我们被允许认识他们。
{中午} 中国人在晚餐时拒绝碰他们的饭,
饭被扔到了海里。
帽。
迪尔伯恩从昨晚开始就没有在餐桌上。
好吧,
他们不能不吃东西,
但我希望在我们到达 Yokahamma 之前,
事情会在第 65 页得到解决。
午餐后,
我走进沙龙,
和 H 医生一起享受美妙的歌声。
他告诉我,
他最喜欢的赞美诗是《耶路撒冷我快乐的家》唱到林地。
他喜欢我们的许多家居用品。
父亲的我要回家是他特别的选择之一今晚为我们最后的祈祷会而聚集我们可以但觉得这可能是我们最后一次一起在施恩宝座前跪下真的是衷心的请愿为彼此和千里之外的亲人上去,
格林先生负责并从以弗所书第 6 章开始阅读最后我的兄弟们在第 18 节和第 72 节结束。
和耶稣对他的门徒说的最后一句话你们去到全世界等等。
我想每个人都觉得我们唯一的力量是在基督里。
我手中的任何东西都不是简单地带到你的十字架上,
而是每颗心的想法。
我不知道在短短 4 周的时间里,
我们之间已经形成了深厚的感情纽带。
我们的最后一首赞美诗是最开始的一首Bless to the tie,
and the Mr Green 在几句临别之词中告诫我们要忠于我们的使命,
把我们所有的信任都寄托在命令我们前行的庄稼之主并感谢他认为我们配称他的名给外邦人。
我们可能会兑现诺言,
我一直与你同在,
直到世界末日。
在传教士布莱森先生旁边只有一位在场,
他已经成长为几乎像我们中的一员。
大约 9 点钟,
我们发现了 Cape king 的灯塔g 从 Yokahamma 到 Japan Co 的南端 [无法辨认] B 先生说我们找了 28 天。
他很有趣,
哈德森夫人玩了很长时间,
还唱了一些她的歌。
没有人看起来很累,
但 H 夫人认为我们最好在我们可以的时候退休并睡觉,
因为他们在船只到达锚点后将无法休息。
Yokahamma 有一个很好的港口,
但没有建造码头,
所以锚地距离陆地乘客和货物的 1/4 英里,
这些货物由当地的小船运上岸。
大炮一到,
这些小船就出来了,
喧嚣声难以形容该行中的任何内容。
平台周围的岸边用石头围起来,
上面覆盖着大块平板,
与家里的门台阶没有什么不同,
这些石板经常在暴风雨中被捡起并运到很远的地方。
水对这些作品造成了如此大的破坏,
以至于它们必须每年更新。
赫本夫人打算早点起床上岸,
看看我们是否准备好了,
卢米斯先生将在早餐后离开,
参加剩下的派对。
克林顿传教士将与她共进晚餐。
我很高兴她以这种方式安排事情。
我们发现我们的中国朋友再次找到了他们的胃口,
但制造困难的人将被铁杆带到香港,
并交给那里的美国当局。
好吧,
晚安,
我想我们可能会在下一个星期六前夕看到亲爱的亨利和海蒂,
根本无法意识到这个事实。
我的想法倒退而不是前进,
很高兴是这样,
但我对未来的前景感到高兴。
星期一 12 月 1 日 昨天早上发现我们所处的环境很难让我们想到今天是安息日。
我们很早就起床穿好衣服,
发现天气和我在家里的最后一个早晨一样暴风雨和寒冷。
我们一直在 20 度运行。
纬度第 69 页如此之长,
突然达到 350°,
以至于我们被寒冷吓坏了。
当我们走出机舱时,
发现行李箱和乐队箱散落在各个方向,
每个人都在四处奔波,
好像要坐火车一样。
我们穿上我们的防水材料,
然后走到甲板上,
希望我的笔能给你一张我们眼前场景的照片吗?小船在四面围着轮船。
这些并不比我们的小船或划艇大多少,
其中许多由两名桨手管理,
其中许多人携带水果和蔬菜出售。
许多日本人的风太大了,
他们的麦粒肿大衣是用竹子编织的,
这样可以系在脖子上,
然后松散地挂在几乎到膝盖的地方。
想象一下,
长长的整根吸管贴在脖子上,
完全松散无拘无束地垂在风中,
你就会知道这些是如何紧密编织的,
形状与倒置的黄油碗相呼应,
构成了他们的帽子。
他们的外表完全是外国的,
我告诉露西他们做了很好看的稻草堆,
他们中的一些人拿着奇特的布伞来保护自己免受雨淋,
他们穿着一件深蓝色的单件衣服,
腰部系着一条腰带或一条[无法辨认] 布上有大袖,
其中许多是光头和光脚的。
不像中国人,
他们把头发从头顶剪到头顶,
让它从两边长出来,
后面留着短,
所以我们眼中的时尚比天神更可取。
赫本医生认识许多这样的船夫,
当他从轮船上下来时,
他们中间非常高兴。
后来他告诉我,
当他踏入其中一艘小船时,
他听到一个男人对他的同伴说用桨伤了自己 “没关系,
赫本医生来了,
他会治愈你的。
” Loomis 先生在上午 9 点左右下班。
带来了亨利和海蒂的来信,
但当时没有时间阅读。
露西和我穿着我们的棕色莫雷诺连衣裙和防水,
虽然我们要去教堂,
但什么也没穿。
当我们降落时,
我们看起来相当孤单。
一个看到我们的屠夫说他以为我们想回家,
但我告诉他我们没有生病。
医生的家人愉快地坐落在一座按照美国风格建造和布置的房子里。
没有什么奢侈的,
但每一件事都是那么舒适和舒适。
赫本夫人是一位品位高雅的女士,
她经常旅行,
以相对较少的费用收集了很多关于她的装备和美丽的信息。
她非常喜欢鲜花,
房子周围有一小块土地,
里面种满了葡萄藤和植物。
她给了我一棵常春藤,
就像克拉拉和弗兰克 [无法辨认] 给我的,
我很高兴拥有它{但不是在安息日} 英语服务于 11 点开始,
亨利先生传道的机会。
他们没有教堂建筑,
但在结构上获得了美国剧院的使用,
很好地满足了目的。
现在没有固定的牧师,
但讲台是由传教士轮流提供的。

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Kerr, Martha Noyes, “Section of Unsigned Letter,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed July 13, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/651.

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