Journal from Harriet to Dear Ones at Home, 1867-1868

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Journal from Harriet to Dear Ones at Home, 1867-1868

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Ocean travel; Missions; Prayer meetings; Steamboats; Motion sickness; Travel writing; Travel

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This fifty-page journal recounts Harriet's first journey across the ocean to Canton. She talks about the stops along the way, the people she meets, and the conditions on the different ships. She also discusses her gratefulness for being raised in a Christian environment and her desire to "rescue" the Chinese.

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Noyes, Harriet Newell

Source

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

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Unpublished

Date

1867-1868

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Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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PDF

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eng (English)

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[Note: written in red marker, blue marker, and pen after original writing]
Harriet
Voyage Out
1867-8
II

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Journal of Miss Hattie Noyes

The following journal of Miss H Noyes
who sailed as a missionary to China Nov 1st
1867 is published by the request of
her numerous friends.

On board the Arizona
Nov 1st 1867

Dear Ones at Home
I can hardly realize that
I am really commencing a journal at sea, and that
this is the day to which I have so long looked forward
as somewhere in the future, when I would bid adieu
to my native land and all the friends I love so
dearly. I can imagine just how you will gather
round to read my journal, it is a real pleasure to
me to think that there is still something I can do
and feel that I am doing it for your sakes. It
has been a lovely day so different from the past
four days. I am so thankful, that my last
memories of my native land will be clad in
sunshine. I rose very early this morning
to get everything ready and have a little
time for writing letters. After breakfast Dr and Mrs
Allen went with me to the Mission Rooms, and
assisted me in making my final preparations.
I feel that my friends have all been very kind
to me, they will never be forgotten.

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At half past nine we went to the library where a number
of missionaries and their friends were gathered to
hold a short prayer meeting before going on board.
Dr Lowrie led the meeting reading among other
portions of scripture the 91st Psalm hallowed by
so many sacred memories. Short prayers were
offered by Dr Happer Mr Butler Dr Lowrie and one
or two others and then the meeting was closed.
Afterwards I was introduced to a member of
returned missionaries and others. I was much
pleased with Mrs Nevins and Mrs Morrison and
shall hope to meet them in China as they
intend returning as soon as possible. A member
of our friends came on board to say good-bye, We
spent a short time together and then the last
words of parting were spoken, but the thoughts
unspoken were "Shall we ever meet again" is this
our last farewell or is there a time in the future
when I shall "See again the home of youth when weary
years have passed. Serenely bright as when I turned
and looked upon it last,- And hear the voice of
love and meet the rapturous embrace. And gaze
through fears of gladness on each dear familiar face"
I thought of you all and the farewell words that
were spoken at home four days before and I felt
sure that you were thinking of me.
We stood on deck a long time waiting for all to be
ready while our friends were watching us from the
wharf below. I often think how dark this world would
be without the love of friends. At last the order was
given and the Arizona was loosened from her
moorings and we were on our way. We watched the
group standing on the wharf and waving
their handkerchiefs the last token of love that could

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pass [--u--] between us until the faintess outline faded
in the increasing distance. Dr Kerr handed me
a glass but I could not hold it steadily enough to
distinguish individuals. And now we are at sea
and every moment is widening the distance
between me and the loved ones ^[at] Home. But my
thoughts can still go back and meet you all
beneath the "homestead roof" and the same
Heavenly Father is watching over us all and caring
for us although we are so widely separated.
The Arizona for a few days to be our ocean home is
a fine steamer and I [--fell--] feel thankful that every
surrounding promises a pleasant voyage. The view
as we pass out of the harbor along the shore of Long Island
is very fine. I went to my state room very soon to
write some letters to send back by the pilot. I find
that I am to have two roommates. One is a married
lady from San Francisco on her way [?home?], the other
a young lady going down with her brother to his
home in Central America. I presume I shall find
them both pleasant. My first impressions of the sea
are very pleasant. It is such a lovely day it seems
as though non one could help enjoying it. It
seems to me now as thought I would never tire
of watching the water in its varying moods
it is such enjoyment to lean over the guard railing
and watch the spray and foam that our good ship
dashes from her sides in her onward motion.
Today the water inclines to green instead of blue
but I am told that its color is continually changing
It is very smooth but we can see some white caps.
I stood on duck tonight and watched the stars
come out and thought of home and all the loved
ones there. I have not felt anything like seasickness

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yet but the sea air seems to affect my throat a little
so that I can speak only in a whisper. Dr Kerr offered to
get me something to take but I presume it will
pass off in a few hours. I spent the evening looking
over Whittier's poems Mrs Allen's gift.
Saturday Nov 2nd
Came out on deck this morning to breathe the fresh air
and watch "the wild waves play" I wish I could give you an
idea of the wondrous beauty of the [--foam--] foam alongside
the vessel. For a distance of 20 or 30 feet it is dazzlingly
white something as we see running water frozen
sometimes where it dashes so as to form a kind of spray.
I know it is hopeless to attempt giving you any
idea of it in words. I am beginning to appreciate
better then ever before the meaning of the word
"boundless" Two little lines from Whittier help running
in my mind. "I only know I cannot drift. Beyond
his love and care" such a happy thought and so
beautifully expressed. My roommates are both very
sick this morning I have tried to do what I can
for them but it is little that can be done for any
one who is seasick. A large number of the
passengers are sick which seems strange as the water
is very smooth. I staid with Mrs Kerr until time
for dinner which we have at 1/2 past four, breakfast
at 1/2 past eight and lunch at 12. There are ten tables
arranged along the sides of the dining saloon
each one seating about twenty. At our table
there are a number of Spaniards, then our
party including the Rev Mr Williams of San Francisco
and a friend of his a Mr Knapp a very pleasant man
and on the other side a number of gentlemen
a Lieut & wife & another lady. Wine is freely used
by most of the gentlemen at out table, our

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fare is very good. I learn today that there are
800 passengers on board which makes it rather
crowded. This evening I went out on deck and
going round on the other side looked over
towards home and through "Tis sweet to be
remembered by those we love at home."
Sabbath Day
My first Sabbath at sea and such a beautiful
morning. I came out on deck early to see the sun
rise & then going round to the stern watched
the ripples in the wake of our vessel a long time
We can see her foamy track for a long distance
back and as the sunlight strikes across it this
morning it is a beautiful sight. One of my
roommates Miss Swan is much better this
morning. We sung together "Shall we gather
at the river". Service was conducted in the
cabin at eleven by the Rev Mr Webb our Episcopalian
going out to California as a [?home?] missionary.
It is one of the regulations of the "P M S S Co"
that divine service shall be held on board their
steamers Sabbath morning. In the evening
Mr Williams preached & after service a few of
us went up in the ladies cabin where there is
a piano and spent a little time in singing
some old familiar tunes.
Monday Nov 4th
Another lovely morning. It has been growing
warmer ever since we left New York and to-day
is so mild and pleasant it will very soon be
too warm to be comfortable. When the sun rose
this morning it was a little cloudy and
the sunlight streaming through rifts
in the clouds lift a line of silvery light along

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the horizon bringing to mind so forcibly the
"shining river" The sea is deeply darkly beautifully blue
today. I do not wonder that the sailors
love the oceans. Yesterday we were crossing
the Gulf Stream south of Cape Hatteras.
We saw a great deal of sea weed floating in the
water. It is not green as I supposed but
oftener of a yellow color. To-day we have had
an opportunity of going down to our baggage.
It is very warm and close down in the
hold where the bagging is stored. Such immense
quantities of baggage as 800 passengers must
have all stored together the task of finding
any particular trunk seems to a novice
utterly hopeless but the baggage master
and assistants are extremely obliging
and they manage it some way. I opened
both my trunks and took out summer
clothing and put away any warm clothing
which I shall not need anymore this side of
San Francisco. After lunch I spent the time
reading sleeping and talking until dinner
We usually sit from one to two hours at dinner
so you see a good deal of our time passes at the table
One of my roommates Mrs Colet was formely
a resident of Cleveland and for a time of
Medina where her mother is burried. She has
been in Seville frequently is a very pleasant lady.
The other lady is quite young an orphan &
her brother is taking her to his home. It is
beautiful to see their love for each other.
Tuesday Nov 5th
Today we are off the coast of Florida. About ten
o'clock we saw the island of San Salvador word

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was circulated this morning that there was[--s--] some
hopes of sendind letters home by the return
steamer from Aspinwall & I wrote a few lines very
hastily. This after noon I have been reading "Katherine"
I like it so much. Mr Swan called us [--ut--] out to
see a piece of a wreck floating by us. When it was first
seen it was thought that a man was clinging
to it but as we came alongside we found it
was only a broken mast. After prayers we can
down and stood on the lower deck & talked of
those at home. The effect of moonlight on the
waters is beautiful beyond description. The wind is
rising a little tonight and as the water gets
rougher the motion of the vessel is delightful
to me I can hardly help wishing that we might
have just a little storm but for the sake of the
seasick ones I shall be contented to have it
remain smooth I often wish that all on board
might derive such perfect enjoyment from
the voyage as I do.
Wednesday Nov 6th
This morning we are in sight of Cuba on our
right. I wish you could all stand with me this
morning on the deck of the Arizona and see
for yourselves the beauty of the landscape on[--e--]
[--the--] one side and the ever varying scenery
of the cloudland on the other. Cuba as we
see it from the ocean is quite mountainous
in some places rocky and broken. The hills
are densely wooded and seem to rise in
terraces from the waters edge . When we were
nearest the shored guessed that it was 1/2 a
mile distant & was surprised to learn that
it was four or five a mile on that water seems very
short.

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The effect of the shadow of the clouds on the
hills and mountains is very fine. I wish I
could send you a drawing that would give you
an idea of the scene but I fear my pencil
would be still more deficient than my pen.
About noon we passed a ship with sails all spread
a fine sight especially when the sun is shining
as brightly as today. Tonight it commenced
raining and blowing a little gale and I put
on my water proof and went out to enjoy it
but it did not last long.
Thursday Nov 7th
Today we are sailing on the Carribean Sea I spent the
forenoon in sewing & reading "Aurora Leigh" The baggage
has been weighed preparatory to going on shore
at Aspinwall. My two trunks weigh a few pounds
les than 250 what is allowed.
Friday Nov 8th
We are getting far enough south to find
pretty warm weather for the month of November.
The water of the Carribean Sea is not as blue as
the Atlantic. I have learned that the color varies
with the the depth of the water from a dark blue
where it is deep to a light green as it gets shallow.
This is our last day on board the Arizona, the
week has passed very quickly and pleasantly
and yet it seems so long since I have seen you.
This evening we spent mainly on the lower
deck had quite a pleasant sing. It is very
warm in our staterooms at night as they
are quite small.
Saturday Nov 9th
We awaken this morning to find that we are
in sight of land. As we approach Aspinwall

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the view of the mountains with the morning
mist rising from them is quite pretty
and as we near the shore we find that we
are really in the midst of tropical
vegetation. We reached Aspinwall about 7 o
clock in the morning some of the passengers
went on shore immediately & took an
early train across the isthmus but we
waiting until after breakfast then went on shore
and visited some of the shops. Mrs Kerr & I
brought some of the famous linens of the Isthmus
in appearance very much like lawn but said
to be very durable. Aspinwall consists of only
a very few houses & shops built along on one
street nothing pleasant about it. Mrs Coley
& Mrs Kerr remained to get in the cars as soon
as opened and Mr Butler and I went back to
the boat where Dr Kerr was taking care of Josie
and our hand luggage. They hired one of
the natives to carry some of the carpet bags
and taking the rest ourselves we bade
good-bye to the Arizona. After we had gone
a little ways Josie gave out & as we had a chair with
us that Dr Kerr is carrying out they proposed that
I should take that and stay with Josie until they
would go to the cars and return I sat there
sometimes & watched the passengers from the
Arizona filing past-loaded with bundles
baskets & satchels and crowds of natives some
of them half dressed all around jabbering in an
unknown tongue, running hither & thither
in hopes of getting a chance to carry something
[--s--] somewhere for somebody. It all seemed
so strange & dreamlike to me and I thought

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[?thoo?] how strange it would seem to you to look
at the isthmus on the map and think of me as
sitting there alone although surrounded
by such a crowd. Well in course of time we were
all duly seating in the cars for our ride across the
isthmus. It was some time before the cars
started and the natives improved the delay by
bringing oranges, lemons, bananas, lemonade &c
but did not like it very well. They are about six
inches long, in form like a bean pod, of a
brownish yellow color & in taste not unlike a
very rich and soft sweet apple. As I looked out
upon Aspinwall from the car window I thought
it might justly be called Babel, such a confusion
of tongues I never heard before. But as last the
cars began to more and we left the din and confusion
but not the heat behind us. I bestowed a parting
glance on the Arizona, shall carry with me
pleasant recollections of my voyage on board her.
It seemed so like home to be in the cars
again and yet so very different when I looked
out upon the landscape that it made me
realize more than anything has before how
far away I really am. The ride across the isthmus
was pleasant although the cars were crowded
[--or--] and the heat was excessive. But every thing
was so new and strange, we could not gail of
being interested. I can appreciate fully now
what I have so often read of the luxuriant
vegetation of the torrid zone. It is similar to
what we sometimes see in very rich swampy
ground only tenfold more dense a perfect
tangle of undergrowth through which

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it is impossible for the eye to penetrate. The natives
are very degraded living in huts made of
bamboos and thatched with palm leaves.
The bamboo grows in profusion all along the
route, as it grows in clumps it resembles very
much our willow trees. I saw the mahogany
tree, palms of many varieties, banana, cocoanut
magnolia &c &c. We saw many different
species of flowers of the richest colors growing
in the wildest profusion, vines running
over the trees in a perfect tangle of living
green among them I noticed one that
looked exactly like our morning glory.
But amid the beauty of the rich verdure here
and gorgeous coloring I see nothing equal
to one of our own groves of [--f--] tall forest trees.
But I fear you will think it is a long ride
across of Isthmus. The distance I believe is thirty
miles and the fare only $25.00 (twenty give dollars)
for one individual. We reached Panama
about one o clock and went directly on board
a small steamer which was to take us out to
the "Golden City" which anchors about three
miles out as the waters of the Bay of Panama
are too shallow to allow her to come up to
the wharf. We were steamer and felt the heat
very much indeed but it was only a short
distance and we soon found ourselves
on board the "Golden City" out home for the
next two weeks. She is a magnificent
steamer very far superior to the Arizona
in every respect. I have a very pleasant
room, would have prefered being on the

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landward side as we sail near the shore
much of the way. Mrs Coley & I were very
anxious to room together on this side
but could not change arrangements already
made. My roommate however is a very
pleasant lady a Mrs [?Hasset?] who with her little
boy is going out to her husband a naval officer
on board the Pensacola now lying in the
harbor of San Francisco. We came on board
the Golden City about three o clock and as
we waited several hours for the baggage
to be brought out, had a good [--view--] opportunity
of viewing the bay and its surroundings
which is really a very fine sight. It is
hemmed in by mountains all around and
dotted with beautiful islands the one off
a which we are anchored belongs to the
"Pacific Mail Steam Shop Co" and is a rendezvous
for the steamer belonging to the company
We can see the city of Panama one of the
walled cities of the olden time. It is an old
Spanish town houses being roofed with
red tiles give it a singular appearance.
Conspicuous among the smaller buildings
are the towers of the old cathedral which
has been built more than 200 years.
There have been showers all around us to-day
and as we stood on deck to-night to see
the sun set behind the mountains a
beautiful rainbow spanned the heavens
adding new beauty to the scene before
us. We accepted it as an owner of good our
"law of promise" [--looking at the
mountains in the distance--]

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After dinner Mrs Coley and I went up on
the upper deck which is arranged for
promenading so we shall have a fine
opportunity of exercising. This steamer
is built on a different model from the
Arizona nearly all the rooms being on
the lower deck leaving the upper one
entirely clear. It is covered with an
awning and supplied with settees so
that it is a very pleasant place to spend
our time. It is nearly an eighth of a
mile around the deck once. About seven
o clock every thing was ready the signal
gun was fired and we left Panama
and were again on our way. [--But--] This
has been a long and tiresome day
and I am afraid the account of it is so
too. My friends wonder what I find to
write but after all I do not tell you near
all I would like [--too--] to.







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On board the Golden City
Sabbath Day
This morning we are out of sight of land sailing on the
broad Pacific. It is pleasant today but very warm. It
being the first day out it was deemed necessary to dispense
with public worship, in order to get the baggage arranged.
We however had a short service in the evening.
Mr Williams officiating. I spent the forenoon in reading
and thinking of home. I read over the 91st Psalm
and thought of the times when we had read it together
all together a little less than two years ago, but that can
never be again on "this side of the river." Whenever I am
along which is not often, my thoughts are far away in my
Guilford home but I do not trust them there too long
at once. I thought of my little Sabbath School class and
wondered if they were all in their places to-day. The sabbath
at sea is so much like every other day. Towards evening
we passed a beautiful island sailing very close to it.
The shores were very rocky bluffs rising perpendicularly
from the water and crowned with verdure.
Monday Nov 11th
Another clear sunshiny morning and the [--prosp--]
prospect of a warm day before us, it is very unusual
for the weather to continue favorable so long in
this climate. A lady on board is very sick with
yellow fever contracted on the isthmus where she
waited ten days for our steamer after coming
up from Chili. After dinner we went out on the
guard, and watched for a long time an island
which we were passing and from which a shoal
of rocks extended a long way out into the ocean.
As it began to grow dark I fancied that they
looked like the tops of the tress as we look
to the north west from our front door step

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at home. Mr Williams has made arrangements
to have prayer every evening in the cabin, which
will be pleasant.
Tuesday Nov 12th
[--This--] This morning we find that we are in
sight of land coasting along the shores of
Guatemala. We can see mountains far inland,
but not distinctly. Spent the day in sewing
reading and trying to keep cool.
Wednesday Nov 13th
We cannot rise very early on this teamer on
account of deck washing which commences
about four but the decks do not yet dry until
after sunrise. We have been sailing near land
to-day, and the scenery has been grandly
beautiful, very mountainous and rocky.
Some of the highest mountains are quite
distant from 75 to 100 miles inland. The
appearance of the clouds resting upon their
summits and sides is very beautiful. I
noticed one majestic peak enveloped in clouds
half way up, its summit rising clear and
distinct above them.
Thursday Nov 14th
Last night we had quite a gale which is still
blowing. I rose early hoping to find a place
where I might enjoy the sunrise, but found
the decks were all drenched with water so I
was obliged to content myself with watching
the waves from my window which was
truly a grand sight. As far as the eye could
see the waves were tossing up the white caps.
We have had such a smooth sea all the way that [?its?]
delightful to have a variation, although many of

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the passengers cannot think so. After breakfast I went
round on the starboard side to get the benefit
of the gale. I enjoyed it extremely, we were sailing
very near land and the scenery was perfectly
grand, mountains rising behind mountains
until the faded away in the distance varied
here and there by rocks of dazzling white.
Towards noon we left the gulf, and are again sailing
on the quiet waters of the Pacific. This afternoon
we saw a whale at some distance would come to
the surface and spout water then dive and soon
reappear in another place. On the landward side
of the steamer to-night we can distinguish the perfume
of flowers 15 or 20 miles distant.
Friday Nov 15th
We reached Acapulco about noon and remained
several hours taking on coal and supplies. No one
was allowed to go on shore until the health officer had
boarded the vessel. The officers were very careful not to
let him know that there had been a case of yellow
fever on board as if he had we would not have been
allowed to go any farther at present. As soon as
we anchored the natives began to get ready their
boats to come off to us and soon a little fleet of canoes
and small boards put off from the shore bringing
shells corals and tropical fruits of every description.
The Mexicans are very dark and all wear the
broad brimmed hats we have so often seen in
pictures. They brought a boat load of chickens
and turkeys tied two together by the feet and
swung over poles. It seemed so cruel. They also
brought out some immense turtles the shells
4 or five feet in diameter. Last night we saw
for the first time the phosphorus on the water,

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a sight I have been anticipating some time,
but the moonlight has been too bright heretofore.
It is caused by countless myriads of
animalculae in the water, which when disturbed
give out a light similar to the glow worm. All
along the sick and in the wake of our good ship
her foamy track in studded with stars of light,
and sometimes the tops of the waves where they burst
into spray seem to be crowned with light. It is
truly a splendid sight. We watched it a long time
until it began to grow dim in the light of the
rising moon, and then went up on the upper
deck. My friends call me quite a star gazer. It
seems to take me a little nearer home to look
at then for I can think that you see the same
heavens you, although our surroundings are
so different.
Saturday Nov 16th
A lovely morning but still very warm. We passed
this morning a place where for some distance the
water was covered with a [--l--] reddish scum, which
whales feed upon giving it the name of whale feed.
They are said to be very numerous here, I have not
seen any more although several have been in
sight. This evening we reached Manzanillo, a little
port where we have considerable fright to put off.
The appearance of phosphorus in the water to-night
is perfectly splendid. The water is thrown off from
the ship in great waves of [--l--] light, wherever there
is the slightest motion in the water we see
the same soft silvery light, and watch the
boats going to and fro by the brightness they
leave in their wake and mark every dip of the
ours. I threw over a little orange peel so as to

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have the pleasure of making a brilliant display
[--for once once--.]] Two or three sharks came around
the vessel they were six or seven feet in lengths
nearly white, and did not look as though a
nearer acquaintance would be at all desirable
After the moon rose the little bay sheet in by
hills, and the lights of the village on the shore,
the mountains rising beyond, formed quite a
pretty [--p--] picture.
Sabbath Day
This will out last sabbath on board the "Golden City."
We had Episcopal service in the forenoon, and
Mr Williams preached in the evening. After
morning service Mrs Hassett and I went to our
room and talked of our homes, [--an--] We felt sure
that we would not be forgotten. I spent the
afternoon mainly in reading the book Mrs
Doremus gave me. "Six years in India" by a
missionary lady found it very interesting
Monday Nov 18th
About 11[--AM--] A M we came in sight of Cape St Lucas
As [--I--] we passed the point we sailed very near the
land for several hours. It is hilly like what we have
been passing but instead of being covered with
such a dense growth of bushes & trees is barren or
overgrown with cacti. In the distance it looked
grassy and something like the land at home,
and I felt more desire to get on shore than I
have before since leaving New York.
Tuesday Nov 19th
A delightful breeze is blowing this morning
and we are just in the mood to appreciate
it after the heat of the past few days. The tedium
of a sea voyage is something that as yet I know

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nothing of if we have nothing that we care to do
we can always find some pleasant person to visit
with, and we spend so much time at table that all
together the days pass very quickly. To-night at
dinner our German friend, who does not always
say just what he means, intending to compliment
Mrs Coley told her that she had contributed more
to our [u]amusement[/u] than any one else during
the voyage, rather a dubious compliment which
amused us very much. Mr Da Cosmore is a perfect
adept in the art of passing compliments on
every occasion. He is a member of Parliament
and a highly education and polished gentleman.
Wednesday Nov 20th
Rose early and went out on deck to see a large
flock of sea gulls that were following the ship.
They are somewhat larger than a dove or pigeon,
with very large powerful wings which are gray
edged with white. A large school of porpoises
paid us a morning visit at the same time,
coming tumbling and pitching along until
very near us then turning about went tumbling
back again. These were small only three or four
feet long and would throw themselves entirely
out of the water, which large ones never do.
Mr Da Casmore described the whole exhibition
as an attempt on the part of the gull family
to teach the porpoises to fly, and to any one
who had been watching their motions the idea
was extremely amusing. He is very witty
and Mrs Coley can match him pretty
well and they keep up quite a bombardment
of words across the table during meal hours.
Today it is quite cold and the passengers

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all come out in winter clothing. Since we are getting
into cold weather the decks are quite clear, the
passengers gathering in the dining saloon.
Saturday Nov 23rd
It has been so foggy for the past few days that
we have feared that we [--wou--] would have to go into
San Francisco under a cloud but our fears were
all dispelled this morning when the sun came
up over the eastern hills "mantled in crimson
and gold." I was leaning over the guard railing
when the stars and stripes were raised this
morning just over where I was standing I was
glad that it happened so. The entrance to the
harbor is a narrow passage called the "Golden Gate"
such a pretty name for it and so appropriate.
The shore is very hold and the waves dash up
against the rocks throwing up the white spray
several feet into the air. There are two hotels
a few miles out of the city, Ocean Home & Cliff
Rock House on the rocky shore and as we see
them from the bay look quite pretty. There is
one defect in the scenery here the absence of
trees and although the hills are covered with
green grass they give me the idea of barrenness.
I long for the sight of one of our beautiful elms
or maples but satisfy myeslf with thinking of
the elms that grown in the pasture at home. As we
pass through the "Golden Gate" we notice a fort on the
point on our right & another on an island just
inside the bay. Nature has done a great deal for
San Francisco. The city is built on hills like ancient
Rome to which it is often compared. The harbor
is magnificent I suppose it is unsurpassed
anywhere. As we near the wharf the "Great Republic"

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is conspicuous among the smaller vessels around
her. She is the largest steamer that has ever been
built except the Great Eastern. I am so glad
that we are going out in her instead of the China
or Colorado as she is named for [u]our country[/u].
She has only made one trip and had a very
hard time coming back much [?battered?]. As we
come in sight of the crowd of expectant faces on the
pier those who are hoping to meet friends are
in a flutter of anticipation. We who have no
friends to meet us can look on calmly and
think of the dear ones we would so love to see.
Mr Williams pointed out Mr Loomis to us
and as soon as the vessel was drawn up to the pier
he came on board and Dr Kerr went and met
him and brought him to us. You will imagine
better than I can tell you my delight when he
told me he had lettes for me and I found
they were from home. We spent a few minutes
in talking then bade adieu to the
Golden City walked down to gang way
and were again [u]in the United[/u] States.





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San Francisco Nov 23rd 1867
I believe that I closed the first part of my journal
just as we landed on the western shore of our own native
land. I cannot help feeling that we are a great deal
nearer home than we have been, ever since we crossed
the isthmus it has seemed as though we were coming
back towards home, and now that we are once more
in the United States it does not seem as though
we are very far away, and "they say" that in
Canton they think of San Francisco as a neighboring
city. The new line of Steamers across the Pacific
forms quite an era in this part of the world,
shortening the distance between the two continued
immeasurably. As soon as we landed we went
directly to the Mission Rooms. It was quite a relief
to get into the street cars and feel that we were
again on a solid foundation. As the Mission
Rooms are at some distance from the wharf
we had quite a good view of the city on our way,
and my first impressions of the city were not
very flattering. Of course we cannot expect
to find as much taste displayed and as
many improvements as in older cities,
for San Francisco is only 18 years old and
keeping this fact in mind it is really
astonishing to see what has been accomplished.
We passed through a part of the city which is
called "China" settled almost entirely by
the Chinese. The first one that I saw had a
[u]magnificent[/u] cue that dangled to his feet
and actually touched the floor. I saw a great
many afterwards but none quite so long.
They braid silk in to together them,
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They wind the cue around the head two or three
times when they want it our of the way and when
they have nothing else to do I have seen them
play with it or we would with a tassel. Those that
we see here have adopted the American dress in
part, but I suppose they would just about as soon
lose their heads as their cues. But enough of this
so we will leave "China" for the present and enter
the "Chinese Mission Rooms" where we expect to
remain until the "Great Republic" leaves. It [--it--]
is a very pleasant house built by the Mission
several years ago and has been Mr Loomis' home
since he has been in San Francisco, he lives
here all alone now with his Chinese servants.
This evening we received a call from the Rev Mr
Williams whose acquaintance we formed on the
Golden City and the Rev Mr Williamson who
came to invite us to visit at his house while
here. And now I will send a goodnight
across the country to my Ohio home.
Sabbath Day
This morning we find it cloudy and foggy
raining by spells. I suppose we must
expect such weather while we are here as it is
the rainy season now. It cleared up before
church time however and we went to the 1st
Presbyterian church to hear Dr Wadsworth. When
we returned Mr Loomis came up and invited
us to go into the chapel and teach in the
Chinese Sabbath School. When I went into the room
and saw nearly one hundred Chinamen with
their comical faces and grotesque cues, every
one reading aloud part in Chinese and the
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help feeling a little amused notwithstanding
the time and place. But Mr Loomis took me
to a seat where there was a little boy about the
size of my Sabbath School scholars at home. Two
larger ones soon came in and as they could
all talk English passably we made out to
understand each other pretty well. From
what you already know of Chinese singing perhaps
you can imagine the effect of a [?choir?] of eighty
or so all singing in Chinese utterly regardless
of time and tune. Mr Loomis says it is impossible
for him to get his Chinese teacher to understand
that in singing he ought not to be a syllable
ahead of the rest as he is when teaching them
to repeat anything. After singing Dr Kerr
spoke to them nearly an hour in Chinese.
After service a number of them came and
shook hands with us. Mr Butler was somewhat
amused by one very polite old gentleman asking
him as he shook hands. "Do you feel good" a
common form of salutation with them.
In the evening we went to the 1st Congregation
church and heard Dr Stone preach a most
excellent sermon.
Thursday Nov 26th
A beautiful morning which we are prepared
to appreciate by the cloudy weather, which we
have been having. From my window I have a very
fine view of the harbor and Goat Island and the
high hills on the other side of the bay, while
far beyond and above them blue and hazy
at the distance of forty miles rises Monte Diablo
The only feature that mars the beauty of the
landscape is the total absence of trees

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save a few low and bushy ones growing in some
of the ravines. If some of the mammoth trees
of California could be made over into nice
little groves and scattered over these hills it
would add immeasurably to their beauty.
Dr & Mrs Kerr & I improved the fine weather by
taking a walk around the city. The house are
built of wood or brick and nearly all covered
with a plaster which gives them the appearance
of being built of stone. It is so easy to imitate
ornamental stone work with this plaster that
it seems to me it is rather carried to excess.
We passed a Jewish Temple not yet completed
costing $100,000. I noticed in the yards in passing
great many varieties of plants that at home are
carefully tended as house plants growing
luxuriantly here in the open air I saw
fuchias and geraniums growing in large
bushes several feet high and loaded with
beautiful blossoms I thought of some of my
friends at home who are so fond of flowers and
wished they could be here to admire them
with me. We came back to Mr Loomis' about
noon feeling rather tired with our long walk.
The streets are so hilly that to any one unaccustomed
to them walking in very tiresome. This afternoon
as we were getting ready for dinner Mr Loomis'
"Sin Shang" one Chinese teacher came in and invited
us all to attend a feast given in honor of Ahmeng
a Chinese boy who has lived with Mr Loomis for
some time and is now going back to China
on the "Great Republic". Of course we were glad
to accept the invitation and went down to their
room in the basement of the building where the

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feast was spread out on a rude table which we
gathered around, all provided with chop-sticks
in regular Chinese fashion. There was a great
number of different dishes but they all seemed very
much alike to me. They had chicken and duck,
pork and fish, and a great many kinds of
vegetables but I should not have recognized any
of them as being like anything I had ever tasked
before. I suppose it was very nice for them but
I came to the conclusion that I would rather
attempt to learn their language than to eat
their fare. After a little Mr Loomis sent for
plates, knives & forks, bread and tea, to make
out with as we would not have had much
dinner if we had depended solely on what
our chopsticks got for us. You will easily
believe that I found mine, very poor [?providers?]
It is according to Chinese etiquette if a person
wishes to be very polite to his guest to [--take--] take
a nice bit and with his own chop-sticks
put it in the mouth of his friends. I suppose
in time the novelty will wear off but I do
not think I shall soon forget how strange
their customs seemed to me at first.
This evening we received a call from a Mr Cooper
brother of a missionary in China. He is
connected with the U.S. min[--m--]t here and
invited us to visit it tomorrow which I
shall be very glad to do as I have never seen
anything of the sort.
Wednesday Nov 27th
This morning we spent in visiting the mint
Mr Cooper was very kind in going round with
us and showing us a member of experiments

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which were very interesting. The gold & silver as it
is brought in is carefully weighed & then sent
in a little car down a railroad to the melting
room where it is passed through furnaces and
separated from the dross. One of the men hundred
me a piece of pure gold about three inches long
two wide and one half an inch thick which
I was surprised to learn was worth $3000, I saw
a little tray full of bars about an inch wide
& 1/8 of an inch thick& 12 inches long that were
valued at $1500 [--dollars--] apiece. It seemed a
little strange to see them carrying , 5, 10, & 20 dollar
gold pieces round in tines like so many ships.
The floor of the melting room [--is laid in
sections--] covered with a kind of openwork of iron
made in sections so that it can be taken up
when the floor is swept & by this plan all the
gold-dust that falls may be preserved. They
told me that the sweeping are very valuable
and that the clothes of the workmen when worn
out are burned so as to get the gold dust
they have collected. After lunch we all went out to
the old Catholic Mission in the outskirts of the city
had a very pleasant time, getting back about dark.
Thursday
It is so warm and pleasant this morning that
it seems strange to think it is Thanksgiving
Day. I wonder if it is as cold and frosty in
Ohio as usual. We attended service in Dr Bell's
church. After service a member of persons
called and in the evening we walked out and
viewed San Francisco by gaslight. During the rainy
season they have very dense fogs here so that it
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Tonight as we looked down upon San Francisco from
the top of one of its many hills it was completely
hidden in a sea of fog looking in the dim
moonlight exactly like a lake spread out before
us on whose bosom twinkled hundreds of lights.
As I looked up at the bright stars above us I
wondered if you would not look up at them too
and think of the wandering one who would so
love to be with you tonight.
[--Friday Nov 29th--]
[Note: this paragraph is crossed out for an unknown reason]
Today we are invited out to lunch by Mrs [--Gay--] Gray
a very pleasant whom we have met a number
of times. Mr Gray is one of pioneers of
San Francisco dating back to 1850. It seems hardly
possible while looking at this great city to realize
that it has sprung into existence during the
past eighteen years, it is no wonder the people
are proud of what has been done
Saturday Nov 30th
Spent the forenoon in going around the city.
I am becoming somewhat accustomed to the Chinese
signs but at first it seemed very odd to see over
the doors names like "Hope W & Co" "Woon Took"
Tung Yang &c &c. The other day when Dr Kerr and I
were walking along one of the streets we passed
a Chinese Temple and stopping we found the
[--of--] priest worshipping his idols. The chief idol
was seated on a throne decorated with gilt and
tinsel paper. Incense sticks were burning,
[--before it--] and various offering were ranged
on a table before it. In the corner on the floor
stood a rude image of the large dog. Its mouth
was open and filled with an offering of bread
and meat. I was surprised to see that the

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priest did not seem to cherish any feelings
of reverence for his gods, but would allow us to
handle them seeming to be perfectly indifferent.
As we turned away I realized more deeply
than ever before how utterly hopeless would
seem the task of attempting to enlighten
them if we did not have the assurance that it
is God's work and he will surely accomplish
it is his own good time. Among other place
that we visited this morning was an Art Gallery
where we enjoyed looking at home very fine
photographic views of California scenery.
The artist Mr Watkins who by the way received
a medal from the Committee at the Paris
Exposition has spent the principle part of
three years in taking these views and has
succeeded in obtaining a splendid
collection of between one and two hundred
large photographic views nearly two feet
square, and a much larger number of
stereoscopic views. Californians claim that
the scenery in this state is unsurpassed
by any other in the world. Certainly everything
seems to be on a grand [--set--] scale, from its mammoth
trees and Yosemite Falls, nearly fifteen times
the height of [?ckiagara?] down to every variety of fruits,
flowers, and vegetables. The pears and grapes
are very large and have a delicious flavor.
Mr Butler saw a cluster of grapes out in the
country weighing within an ounce of 2 1/2 pounds
I have often read marvellous stories of
California productions which I never
thought of believing but I now am satisfied
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least, though doubtless many of the stories
have attained a California growth. We have had
some [--very--] very nice apples among them
bell-flowers that carried me back to the orchard
at home. The same kinds of apples that at [--home--]
home are good winter apples here will only
keep through the fall months, and they
are obliged to get all their winter apples
from Oregon. We spent the afternoon in reading
and writing and in the evening Rev Mr Lawtell
formely a missionary in China (called with
one of his elders.)
Sabbath Day
My last Sabbath in America and just such
a beautiful morning as that last Sabbath
at home. Attended Dr Eells church in the
morning. It was their communion day and
all day it has almost seemed as though I
was living over again that lovely Sabbath
five weeks before and I could almost imagine
that I was again with all my dear friends
in our little church in Guilford. In the
afternoon I taught a class in the Chinese
Sabbath School. If I could only talk to
them now in their own language but it
[?so?] will be so long before I can know
enough of it to teach those who
cannot understand English. In the
evening we went to hear Rev Dr Scudder
formely a missionary in India. I was
much disappointed in him, he deals largely
in the humorous is said to be "like Henry Ward
Beecher only more so. Several times the
congregation were all laughing. He is preaching

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a series of discourses on Pilgrims Progress. It is the
first Sabbath of the month and so the time for
Monthly Concert at home. How much I would
enjoy meeting with you to-night. I feel sure
that you will remember me and it is so
pleasant to think so, My thoughts have
been back in my Ohio home nearly all the
time to-day and I realize if possible more
deeply than ever before how much I am
leaving in America.
Tuesday Dec 3rd
Spent the forenoon in shopping. I bought
a dozen stereoscopic views of San Francisco
and California scenery and Mrs Kerr bought
three dozen and a large photographic
view of one of the falls. We purchased them
of Mr Watkins whom I have mentioned
before who kindly made a very liberal
deduction almost giving them to us. I saw
in his gallery a beautiful engraving of
Bierstadts Rocky Mountains which was a great
delight to me as I have for so long desired
to see it. I bought a number of pieces
of music among the rest that little song
Minnie Lee. Every thing in San Francisco
is very high. In the afternoon Mrs Kerr
and I did some sewing for Mr Loomis.
He has a lonely time here with his
Chinese associates, and works very hard
especially on the Sabbath not having a
moments rest all day. He has been very
kind to us all. In the evening we had
a number of callers. After they had all
gone and we had [--had--] our evening I came

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to my room but I could not bear to think
of spending my last night in America
in sleeping and as I could not see any
of my dear friends it was next best to
write to them. There are a great many that
I think of and would love to write to
but I have already finished eight letters
besides those to send home and it
is now half past-four so I will lay
down my pen first wishing you
good-night or shall it be good morning
The next entry in my journal will
be on the "Great Republic."






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On board the "Great Republic"
Wednesday Dec 4th
I rose early this morning after a short but refreshing
nap to watch the run rise once more over the hills
of America. It was a little cloudy at first but the
mists soon cleared away and the sun rose
bright and beautiful as on that November
morning when we said good-bye to our friends
in New York. We left the Mission Rooms about
ten o clock to go on board the steamer which
was to sail at twelve. We have felt so much as
home at the Mission Rooms that our stay in
San Francisco has been very pleasant. I have
enjoyed it so much more than I anticipated.
We met on board a number of friends who
has come down to say good-bye among
them Mrs Coley & Rev Mr Williams companions
of our voyage from New York. They all back
us good-bye when the signal for
starting was given and left immediately
so that when [--then signal for starting was
given--] we pushed off from the wharf there
was only a crowd of stranger there most
of them Chinamen who had come down to
bid good-bye to their countrymen of whom
there are nearly 1200 on board. As we sailed
out of the harbor I realized most painfully
that many years must pass before I could
hope to see again the hills and mountains
of my own loved country. When I left
New York I thought only of the dear dear
friends I was leaving for I knew that I
should see my country again but to-day
as I watched the hills fading from view,

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I could only think of those old lines.
"Yes my native land I love thee
All thy scenes I love them well.
Friends connexsions happy country.
Can I bid you all farewell?"
Now that we are sailing away from America
I realize more than ever before that I am
really leaving you. I remained on deck till
night, did not go down to lunch for I could
not bear to go indoors as long as land was
in sight but the last din outlines of the
rocky shore faded away as the shades of
evening began to father over the mighty,
deep and wafting, a last goodbye to America
and all it contains so dear to me I turned
away.
Thursday Dec 6th
There was so much to write of yesterday that I
left all description of our noble steamer until
today. And first I must say that I am so
glad to go out in the "Great Republic" instead
of either of the other steamers on the line.
She is decidedly American in her decorations
so that I can feel even yet that I have not left
everything American. One of the water reservations
is surmounted by an eagle with raised wings,
and on the other in a painting of a globe
partially enveloped in clouds and standing
on the United States is an eagle bearing
a scroll on which are the words "Great Republic".
She is considered in many respects the
finest steamed afloat her coat being $1,200.000
(Twelve hundred thousand). She carries for the
trip across 1200 tons of coal which is only a

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fraction of her cargo as her capacity is 5,000 tons
and she is very heavily loaded. From stern
to stern she measures 300 feet and with the
load she now has draws twenty three feet of
water which "they say" is three feet too much.
We have about sixty cabin passengers and
nearly twelve hundred Chinamen. There is
a very nice library on board and a good piano
one of Steinways but I suppose it will not
sound well only for a few trips. Among the
passengers are two young ladies that Mrs
Doremus is sending out as missionaries
to India, Miss Norris & Miss Hook very
pleasant ladies. There is also Dr Lord a
Baptist missionary of Ningpo, and Rev Mr
Williams an Episcopalian who has been
a missionary in China and Japan
several years and has been home to be
consecrated Bishop and now goes back to
have the charge of the Episcopal missions
in both those countries. Then there is Mr
Cunningham & family also a Mr Twanbly
& wife and sister going to Shanghai and
a Mrs Dana going out to her husband in
Singapore and a Jewish Rabbi who is
travelling for his health, formely of Boston
but has resided for several years in
San Francisco. The rest of the passengers
are mostly merchants a good many
fast young men among them. It seems
so nice to have plenty of room we were
so crowded on the Arizona and Golden City
and there were so many around all
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in itself made a person tired. But every
thing here is just as comfortable as it can be.
I will not tell you any more to-day so good-night
Friday Dec 6th
A beautiful morning. Spent some time on
deck then played and sung for a while. Miss
Norris is a very fine alto singer but has
not sung much for a number of years on
account of throat disease. Ahmeng the
Chinese boy who came with us from Mr Loomis'
is going to try and teach me Chinese
I do not know as I shall learn much.
Mr Irving said it would not be of much
use to try to study on the way but I
suppose very little will help. We have
received out table tickets are seated with
the other missionaries at the Captain's table.
Our fare is very good indeed much better
than on the other steamers. All the dishes
excepting plates, cups and saucers are
of plated silver so that the tables look
very nicely. All the waiters are Chinese
many of them having a very limited
knowledge of English. Some of the
gentlemen have been in China and
the pigeon English that they talk to the
waiters is quite amusing. "Here John catchee
one piece teaspoon or knife or plate as
the case may be. They make very good
waiters however and seem anxious to
please. Yesterday I saw a man catch one
by the cue to attract his attention
a movement which "John" seemed to resent.

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Saturday Dec 7th
Went up on deck while this morning
then came down and studied Chinese.
The engineer said that the barometer
predicted a storm but we could see no
indications of it. This afternoon however it
began to get rough so that they had to put
the racks on the table to keep the dishes from
sliding off. This one the wares commenced
rising considerably. We watched them from
the stern a long time tossing and heaving
in the moonlight. The stern is my
favorite part of the vessel but as there is
more motion there than in any other place
I am alone in my preference and so I
usually have it all to myself until I
have come to feel a sort of claim on it.
Sabbath Day
I waken this morning to find that we
are not to encounter Old Ocean is one of
his sterner moods. There is quite a gale
blowing and the waves are dashing wildly,
tossing our ship like a toy. I have found
long since that it is very different to
read a description from witnessing the
reality. Out steamer in quiet water draws
twenty three feet and today the waves
lift her up so that her keel rises out of
the water and then as she goes down
the waves seem to rise in great hills all
around us so that you can perhaps imagine
something of their size and force. It is a grand
sight it seems as though nothing could
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as amid such surrounding to think
of Christ stilling the tempest. I stood
a long time in the stern watching
the heaving billows. The fury of the waves
had damaged some parts of the vessel
and every now and then pieces of boards and
timbers would come floating by and once
in a while a wave would dash up under
the stern and seem to burst with an
explosive noise right under my feet,
sometimes sending its spray clear over
the bulwarks. In the afternoon large wave
swept over the supper deck with such force
as to break through the floor of three inch
plank which falling on the Chinese below
a number of them were severely wounded.
They were all terribly frightened and implored
the Captain to go back to San Francisco, and
burned paper to their idols to secure their favor
It seems so dreadful to think that they know
of no Heavenly Father to whom they can look
up when in fear and distress. About noon
a large wave dashed through the gang way
on our deck for a few minutes the water
was three or four feet deep but they soon
cleared it out. Of course we could have no
service today. This afternoon some of the
men commenced playing cards but the Captain
stopped them immediately and told them
he would not allow card playing on
the Sabbath.


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Monday Dec 9th
When I wakened this morning I thought
the storm must have increased we seemed
to be rolling so badly but I found the waves
were not running quite as high as [--yesterday--] last night.
Yesterday it blew with such force as to raise
up the boats that hung at the side of the ship
weighing two tons. Every wave that struck out
noble steamer jarred her all over. I could not
help feeling for her something as we do towards
a human being in distress her timbers would
groan and creak so piteously. I do not
wonder at the attachment sailors feel for their
[illegible] hips I have saved all mine for the "Great
Republic". The engineer says that the Captain has
felt a great deal of anxiety since the gale commencement
has not slept any nor eaten scarcely anything.
I cannot make it seem that there really
is any danger. We have not been able to make
much headway during this rough weather.
I cannot help being a good deal amused at the
awkward motions made by the passengers
in attempting to walk around when the
ship is rolling and plunging so badly. [--After
when we are at table the ship will roll making
the--] This eve we walked on deck a while. I enjoy
it so much when there is so much motion, now
mounting on the top of a giant wave & then
plunging down until it looks just so though
her bow would go under the water. We are
getting pretty well used to being "Rocked in
the Cradle of the Deep."


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Saturday [--Dec--] 14th
Sabbath Day Dec 15th
Still cloudy and the vessel rolling
a good deal but not so much as to prevent
our having service. We met in the parlor
and Bishop Williams conducted the exercises.
The steamer rolled so much that we all
had to hold to something to keep our balance
and then it was with difficulty we could
keep our places. From where I say I could see
through the open door a number of our
Chinese passengers huddled together on the
storage deck. I cannot tell you how it made
me feel to see them there almost within
the sound of the gospel and yet in utter
ignorance of its blessed truths. Ever since
I came on board it has made me feel so
sad to think of these hundred of Chinamen
going back to their houses after years spent in
a Christian land with no knowledge of the
way of life and the blessed Saviour who died
for them just as much as for us. This
afternoon I read the memoir of Sarah Smith.
Monday Dec 16th
A beautiful morning and I cannot tell
you how much we have all enjoyed it.
The sea is not rough but we still roll a good
dial. Those qualified to judge attribute it
partly to the way in which the vessel
is loaded and I suppose I shall be
forced to believe that the "Great Republic"
has some defects she has certainly not
made very good speed thus far on
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observations to-day and we find that we are
28° N. Lat & 157° West Lon having made only
178 miles in the last twenty four hours. Some of
the passengers complain a good deal of the "old
craft" I am sorry there is any room for it
It seems almost too pleasant to-day to think
of studying but I managed to take a small
dose of Chinese.
Tuesday Dec 17th
Last night there was a good deal of noise made
by the young men I have mentioned before.
They drink almost incessantly and are
very noisy and boisterous especially at
meal times. To-night the Capt was obliged to
send them a reproof which made them very
indignant. It is too bad for them to trouble
him so sometimes he looks as much
worried as any poor school teacher. We
have sailed 200 miles during the last twenty
four hours which is a little faster than we
have been moving.
Wednesday Dec 18th
Wakened this morning to find quite a
gale blowing and the ship rolling and
pitching terribly. Soon after I wakened there
came a terrible thump that jarred the whole
ship as though she had struck a rock it was
caused as I learned afterwards by a wave
bursting up through the second deck tearing
up the planks as though they were of paper.
A good many of the passengers got up
before light and gathering in the dining saloon
I suppose on the principle that "Misery loves
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and about noon we had a very heavy
shower. In the afternoon I saw the most
beautiful rainbow that I ever beheld, spanning
the heavens each and seeming to rest on
the waters and its whole length so
beautifully clear and bright. I watched it
until it faded away like all beautiful things
"the brightest still the fleetest."
Friday Dec 20th
A pleasant morning and smooth sailing.
This morning the fire alarm was sounded
and the crew rushed to the pumps and
worked energetically for half and hour or
so in putting out an imaginary fire. It is
usually done once in a while for the purpose
of drilling the crew. I wonder if you would
be surprised to learn that we are trying
to get up a Christmas Tree here in the
middle of the Pacific Ocean for the children
on board five in number. Surely Santa Claus
will not forget to come to the "Great Republic"
if we are so "far away". Of course material
for making anything is extremely
limited. To-night we have been making
necklaces by stringing allspice and
steel beads alternately and they really
look quite pretty. I wonder if you are
preparing for Christmas. How I could
enjoy helping you.




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Saturday Dec 21st
To-day we passed a small island about
five miles long and two or three wide-
called Brooks Island. There are a number
of men on it now who have been there 7 or
8 months putting up buildings and getting
it ready to be used as a coal depot for the
Pacific Steamers. We did not run very near.
[--it--] It seemed almost too bad not to stop
and leave them papers they must have
such a lonely time. They run up the
American Flag in answer to ours that
was raising but I was in my room
and missed of seeing it. There has been
some talk of [--our--] there being a possibility
of our getting out of coal before getting into
the harbor of Yokohama but I suppose there
is no danger [--or--] or we would have stopped
and replenished there being one or two ship
loads here. The coal alone for a round trip
of this steamer costs $60,000. Her passage
over I am told is worth $84,000 to her
owners but there must be a good deal
deducted for expenses nevertheless I suppose
there is a good profit left. The Chinese on board
eat more than 1,000 pounds of rice daily. They are rather
filthy in their habits and there is some sickness
among them. One old man died a few days since. They did not
dare to bury him in the Ocean for fear of a rebellion among the Chinese
if they should find it out. They are very particular about being
buried in China all who die in California being sent home to be buried
I so often think when I see these Chinese that if they were only going back
with a knowledge with Christianity to impart to their countrymen what a
happy day it would be for China when they land upon her shores.

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Sabbath Day December 23rd
For a long time we have been wondering what day we would
cross the 180th meridian the time fixed upon by common
consent as the place where day beings. We crossed it this
morning and according to custom dropped out a day
but as it is the Sabbath Day or still observed it as such.
We had service in the forenoon in the diming saloon
where we can keep our seats better than in the parlor
where there are not so many tables to hold on by, when
the ship rolls as she does almost constantly day and night.
There were not as many of the passengers came in
as last Sabbath. At dinner to-night the bill of fare was
dated Monday Dec 23rd. It seems a little strange this
crowding two days into one. Hitherto we have thought
of you as several hours in advance of us but to-day
we have turned the tables and instead of being 8
hours or so behind you are 16 in advance. It would
be so pleasant if we could think of you as having
the same time of day that we do but that of course
is impossible. This ever we sung some time from
the New Carmina Sacra, enjoyed it very much.
And now shall I say good-night twice for the two
days that are drawing to a close.
Tuesday Dec 24th
Spent the day in assisting Miss Norris about the
Christmas Tree. The carpenter has made the frame
work for a nice little tree about four feet high
and Miss Norris had a supply of green cambric
which we cut in strips and scalloped and fringed
to cover the branches and you would hardly believe
how much it looks like a sure enough tree.
Every one from the Captain down has taken
a deep interest in the Christmas Tree and now
that it is finished it is really worth seeing.

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In lieu of strings of pop-corn which we wanted very
much we had strings of buttons, and birds made
of paper and covered with feathers which some of
the chickens on board furnished, were scattered
around among the branches. The baker made
fourteen very large candy hears nicely ornamented
and which are quite showy and will be given to
those supposed to be must in need of them.
Christmas Dec 25th
A lovely morning and I will wish you all a
"Merry Christmas" feeling quite certain that
for once I am ahead of you all as with you
it is now only Tuesday eve. We are sure that no
one will have Christmas any sooner than we
this year. We had a pleasant time wishing
"Merry Christmas" all around although some
seemed to consider it rather a farce, the idea
of being merry at sea appearing so absurd.
We had the "Christmas Tree" exercises about
4 P M in the lower saloon. All the officers and
passengers most of them in full dress so that
it seemed quite like a part. Afterwards we had
a very nice dinner. Before we left the table Mr
Cunningham proposed that all should drink
to the health of the Captain which was done and he
responded briefly not being a man of many
words. Then the ladies were toasted then the
"Dear Ones at Home" to which you may be sure all
our hearts responded, and lastly all the
Officers of the "Great Republic". It would have been
very nice but that some of the passengers
became rather boisterous. In the evening we
sung a little while and afterwards spent some
time [--walkl--] walking on deck.

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T Thursday Dec 26th
A pleasant morning and smooth sea but we
are getting on slowly. They are beginning to use
the coal sparingly for fear of getting out. Last
night some of the young men had a dance in the
parlor those who took the ladies part having
handkerchiefs tied around their arms to distinguish
them, most of them had been drinking very freely
as usual. Among them and one of the worst is a
young Englishman by the name of Groom very wealthy
having an income of $90,000 a year and very [?dissipated?]
The regulation on the steamer is that all lights shall
be extinguished at 11 o clock excepting those that
are burned all night with the permission of the Capt.
Last night about midnight Groom came into
the cabin very much intoxicated and wanted a
light. The watchmen told him he could not have
one without the permission of the Captain but he
declared with many oaths that he would have
one. We went off however and the watchman in
passing his room soon after saw a very bright
light within and found the door and windows
locked and could get no answer to repeated
knockings. He ran and called the Officers and
with duplicated keys they opened the door and
found the room on fire. It seems that Groom
after leaving the watchman went into the pantry
and finding a sardine box partly filled with
oil took it to his room and [--put--] placing it on
the sofa put his stockings in it, set fire to
them and then locking the door went up on
deck. Of course the fire spread immediately, and
if it had not been discovered when it was we
shudder to think what might have been.

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They talked of putting Groom in irons but I
suppose the Captain did not like to proceed to extreme
measures and so the matter was hushed up.
Sabbath Day
Had a very rough night, all night long the
ship rolled heavily her timbers groaning and
creaking as the waves dashed against her sides.
She is not loaded right and rolls considerably
in a smooth sea but when it is rough as last
night she rolls so badly that sometimes it
almost seems as though she never could right
again. I have heard that the Captain said he
would resign rather than go to sea again with
a vessel so badly loaded. Once last night she
made a desperate lunge and a large hatch way
several feet square got loose and fell with a
terrible crash into the hold followed by several
large stuffed chairs. Come of the passengers were very
much frightened one lady got out her life
preserver so as to be prepared for the worst.
The trunks in our [?state?] room kept dashing
from side to side and altogether we had
rather a noisy time, but the wind is in our
favor so we do not feel like complaining I am
afraid you will think it is not much like
Sabbath Day but these things only happen on the
Sabbath and I write about them afterwards.
Notwithstanding it was so rough we had service
to-day in the cabin. It has been quite warm
to-day and after I went to my room to-night,
I sat by the open window a long long time
thinking on this last Sabbath of the year of home
and friends now so far away and days that
are passed.

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Wednesday Jan 1st
The first morning of 1868. What happiness it would
be to spend this day the first of the year at home
but instead I must sontent myself [--with--] with
wishing you all a "happy New Year" with the
satisfaction of knowing it will be at least three
months old before your eyes will rest upon this
page. To-day the steamer has a pitching motion
more disagreeable to the inclined to be sea-sick
than the rolling. I have not been really sea-sick but
have felt enough of it some of the time to have a very
clear idea of what it is. It has been quite cold to-day.
This evening Miss Norris & I went into the parlor
and had a sing all by ourselves. Afterwards I
carried out the stereoscope and views and we enjoyed
looking them over together but it is a joy akin to sadness
as we look at places we have visited with loved ones
now so far away.
Wednesday Jan 3rd
We have had a very rough night, strong head
wind and the morning finds us 130 miles
from Yokahama. We can see the dim outlines
of islands many miles away but the prospect
of seeing Yokohama to-day is rather poor.
All sorts of stories have been circulating with
regard to the probability of our anchoring
outside the bay until morning but they [--have--]
have been finally settled by our sailing into
the harbor and coming to anchor a little
off the shore about 10 P.M. We sent up rockets
as signals and fired a gun and very soon
boats came off from the shore. A number of
officers came on board among them one from
the Monacacy now lying in the harbor here

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and you will readily believe that it pained me
very much that the first American I saw on this
side of the world was in a state of intoxication.
There has been a great deal of drinking on board
the Great Republic. Some of the young men have
spent $150. (One hundred and fifty dollars) since
leaving San Francisco for liquor so you may
imagine something of the amount of drinking
that has been done.
Saturday Jan 4th
I rose early in time to see a brilliant
sunrise. From my window I could see Mt
[?Fusiama?] the sacred mountain of the
Japanese distant about 70 miles and rising
to an elevation of 17,000 feet. It is a volcano
but at present inactive and at this season
its sides are covered with snow. Many of the
passengers went on shore last night so that
at breakfast this morning we had only
about one forth of our usual numbers.
About nine oclock we were rejoiced to
meet some missionary brethren Mr Ballagh
of the German Reformed and Mr Thompson
of this mission who having heard of our
arrival came off with a boat to take us on
shore. They are both very pleasant gentlemen
and gave us such a cordial welcome that
we could not feel that we were strangers
although in a strange land. Mr Ballagh
has been here about six years, his wife and children
have been in the United States for the past two
years and he is expecting to go home unless
they come back soon. Mr Thompson is from[u[Ohio[/u].
It took some time to get every thing arranged

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but when at last we reached terra firma a short
walk brought us to Dr Hepburn's. [--I l--] Dr H-
is a very hard student, has just completed
a Japanese dictionary which has cost him a
vast amount of labor.. Mrs H- is a very
pleasant lady I felt as though I had
always known her. They are very comfortably
situated and live very much as though
in America and their home does not
differ very materially from a residence
there. We sat and talked a few minutes and
warmed by a cheerful wood fire and then all
started our for a walk through the streets of
Yokohama. There was quite a party and
we attracted some attention as we passed
along. They seemed to be very much
astonished to see Miss Norris' hair which
is red. I presume they had never seen
any of that color before. We went into a
number of curiosity shops which abound
here. The Japanese are very ingenious and
we saw a great variety of curious little "knickknacks."
Their language is much smoother and
pretier than the Chinese and I am told
that the spoken language is much more
easily learned. The people seem very much
degraded at every turn I am reminded
of the line "And only man is vile". I can
never never be thankful enough that I
have lived in a christian land. We returned
to Dr Hepburn's about 2_P_M and after
dinner went ^[out] again for a walk into the
country which I enjoyed extremely.
The scenery is very find and when we

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got a little ways out of the city among the
hills and woods we were all perfectly
charmed. It seemed so retired too in the
valleys out of sight of Japanese entirely it
seemed a little like America. We passed
very once in a while a carved stone set up
for an idol for the poor ignorant heathen
to worship. We did not get back until
nearly dark and then went directly off to
the Great Republic to spend the night.
It was a beautiful moonlight eve and we
enjoyed the sail across the bay to where
our steamer lay at anchor very much.
When we got back to the steamer we
wanted a lunch but the steward was
not very gracious and sent a little
brown bread, [--and--] butter, and tea, and
as we were all very hungry we did not
like the idea of being put off with that.
Pretty soon the Captain came along
and Miss Norris represented our case
to him. He started off towards the pantry
in a hurry and in a few moments a lunch
was forthcoming which was all that we could
desire.
Sabbath Day.
A beautiful day although a little cold.
Mr Thompson came off for us about nine
o clock. Mr Ballagh has a service Sabbath
morn with the Japanese. There were about
thirty [--of--] them and some of them seemed
very much interested. We called a few minute
at Dr Hepburn's on our way from church and
then came back to our steamer.

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Those of our passengers who go to Shanghai
leave us here and go on the Costa Rica
which was announced to leave at four [--but--]
butdid not get off. Of course there was a great stir of
preparation and it seemed very little like the Sabbath
Bishop Williams Dr Lord and Mr Butler all have
us here so that our missionary party will be
quite broken up. We stood on the deck of the "Great
Republic" [--we--] a long time watching our friends
on the Costa Rica which lay very near us, and
just before dark all was ready and they steamed
away passing close by us as they went out of
the harbor. In a little while we too were
ready to bid good-bye to Yokohama.

Monday Jan 6th
Out at sea again we have been in sight
of land a part of the day. All our passengers
excepting ten have left us so that we feel quite
lost on this great steamer. We do not waste any
regrets over some of our passengers. We found
after we got into Yokohama that we had only
ten tons of coal left so that we only escaped
finding ourselves adrift in the Pacific with
no way to get into harbor. Their orders are
if they get out of fuel to burn up the furniture
bedding doors and everything in fact
that can be taken without making the
vessel unsafe but all that would have
amounted to very little on this great steamer
I loaded as she was. The coal that we had left
would only have taken us about thirty miles
farther. We feel that we have great reason for
thankfulness that we were preserved from such a fate.

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Tuesday Jan 7th
Cold and unpleasant and it is beginning
to get rough again with a head wind as usual.
Every one says that the amount of rough
weather we have had is unparaleled. The chief
engineer has crossed the ocean twenty times
before and he says he has never experienced
anything like it before.
Sabbath Jan 12th
This morning we are in sight of land.
A strong breeze is blowing which strange to
say is in our favor. We had service this
morning. Dr Kerr conducting the exercises,
reading a sermon. The weather is getting
quite warm and pleasant again.
Monday Jan 13th
This morning rose early and packed up
my things and thin went out in the cabin
and wrote diligently all the forenoon. The
sea is smooth but we are moving or swiftly
that there is such a jarring it is very difficult
to write. As we approach Hong Kong the shores
are very rocky and mountainous. We sailed
into the harbor and came to anchor
at 2.P.M. A french ship lying at anchor
fired a number of guns in honor of our
arrival they have been looking for us
so anxiously for so long. As the boats [--begun--]
[--I--] began to come off to us I looked earnestly
but vainly for Henry not knowing but
he might have come down from Canton.
He soon procured a boat and went on shore
and then Mrs Kerr and I went in chairs to
the German Mission a mile out. I met a

[--number of German missionaries all very
kind and cord--]




【注:原作后用红笔、蓝笔、钢笔书写】
哈丽特
出航
1867-8


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海蒂·诺伊斯小姐杂志

以下H Noyes小姐的日记
11月1日作为传教士航行到中国
1867年是应要求出版的
她的无数朋友。

在亚利桑那号上
1867 年 11 月 1 日

亲爱的在家
我几乎无法意识到
我真的开始在海上写日记了
这是我期待已久的一天
就像在未来的某个地方,当我要告别的时候
献给我的故乡和所有我如此深爱的朋友
亲爱的。我可以想象你将如何聚集
轮流看我的日记,真的很高兴
我认为我仍然可以做一些事情
并觉得我这样做是为了你。它
美好的一天与过去截然不同
四天。我非常感谢,我的最后一次
我的故乡的记忆将被包裹起来
阳光。今天早上我起得很早
准备好一切,并有一点
写信的时间。早餐后博士和夫人
艾伦和我一起去了宣教室,然后
帮助我做最后的准备。
我觉得我的朋友们都很友善
对我来说,他们永远不会被遗忘。

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九点半我们去了图书馆,那里有一个号码
传教士和他们的朋友聚集在一起
上船前举行一次简短的祷告会。
Lowrie 博士主持了会议阅读
第 91 篇诗篇的部分经文
这么多神圣的回忆。简短的祈祷是
由 Happer 博士提供 巴特勒先生 Lowrie 博士和一位
或者另外两个,然后会议就结束了。
后来我被介绍给了一个成员
返回的传教士和其他人。我很
对内文斯夫人和莫里森夫人感到满意
希望在中国见到他们,因为他们
打算尽快回来。成员
我们的朋友来到船上说再见,我们
一起度过了很短的时间,然后最后
离别的话语说了,但思念
未说出口的是“我们会再见面吗”是这个
我们最后的告别还是未来的某个时间
当我“疲倦时再看青春之家”
多年过去了。像我转身时那样宁静明亮
最后看着它,- 听到声音
爱并满足狂喜的拥抱。和凝视
每一张熟悉的熟悉的脸上都害怕快乐”
我想起了你们和那句告别的话
四天前在家里说,我觉得
确定你在想我。
我们站在甲板上等了很久
当我们的朋友们在看我们的时候准备好了
下面的码头。我常常想,这个世界会有多黑暗
没有朋友的爱。最后订单是
给了,亚利桑那号从她身上松开了
停泊处,我们正在路上。我们观看了
一群人站在码头挥手
他们的手帕是最后的爱情信物

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在我们之间经过,直到模糊的轮廓消失
在越来越远的距离。克尔博士递给我
一杯,但我无法稳稳地握住它
区分个体。现在我们在海上
每一刻都在拉开距离
在我和所爱的人之间[在家]。但我的
思绪仍可回溯与大家相遇
在“宅基地屋顶”和同样的
天父在看顾我们所有人
对我们来说,虽然我们相距甚远。
几天后的亚利桑那州将成为我们的海洋之家
一个很好的蒸笼,我很感激每一个
周围的承诺一个愉快的航行。风景
当我们沿着长岛海岸驶出港口时
很好。我很快就去了我的贵宾室
写一些信让飞行员寄回。我发现
我要有两个室友。一个是已婚
另一位来自旧金山的女士在回家的路上
一位年轻女士和她的兄弟一起去他的
家在中美洲。我想我会找到
他们俩都很愉快。我对大海的第一印象
非常愉快。这似乎是多么美好的一天
好像没有人可以帮助享受它。它
现在在我看来,我认为我永远不会疲倦
以不同的心情观看水
靠在护栏上是一种享受
看着我们这艘好船的喷雾和泡沫
在她向前的动作中从她的两侧冲过来。
今天的水倾向于绿色而不是蓝色
但我被告知它的颜色在不断变化
它非常光滑,但我们可以看到一些白色的帽子。
今晚我站在鸭子上看星星
出来想想家和所有的爱
那里的。我没有感觉像晕船

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然而,海风似乎有点影响我的喉咙
所以我只能低声说话。克尔博士提出
给我拿点东西,但我想它会的
几个小时后过去。我花了一个晚上寻找
关于惠蒂尔的诗艾伦夫人的礼物。
11月2日星期六
今早来到甲板上呼吸新鲜空气
和看“狂浪戏”我希望我能给你一个
想到泡沫的奇妙之美
血管。对于 20 或 30 英尺的距离,它令人眼花缭乱当我们看到流水结冰时,白色的东西
有时它会飞溅,形成一种喷雾。
我知道试图给你任何东西是没有希望的
用文字的想法。我开始欣赏
比这个词的含义更好
“无界”惠蒂尔的两条小线帮助奔跑
在我脑海里。 “我只知道我不能漂移。超越
他的爱和关怀”这样一个幸福的想法等等
精美地表达。我的室友都很
今天早上生病了,我已经尽力了
对他们来说,但对任何人都无能为力
一个晕船的人。大量的
乘客生病了,这看起来像水一样奇怪
非常顺利。我和克尔夫人待在一起直到时间
我们在四点钟 1/2 吃的晚餐,早餐
八点半,中午十二点吃午饭。有十张桌子
沿着餐厅的两侧布置
每个座位大约二十个。在我们的餐桌上
有很多西班牙人,那么我们的
包括旧金山牧师威廉姆斯先生在内的派对
和他的朋友纳普先生是一个非常和蔼可亲的人
另一边还有几位先生
一个中尉和妻子和另一位女士。葡萄酒可以自由使用
在餐桌上的大多数绅士看来,我们的

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票价非常好。我今天了解到有
船上有 800 名乘客
挤。今天晚上我出去在甲板上
在另一边转来转去
走向家,并通过“Tis sweet to be
被我们在家里所爱的人所铭记。”
安息日
我的第一个海上安息日,如此美丽
早晨。我早早来到甲板上看太阳
升起然后绕到船尾看着
我们船尾的涟漪久久
我们可以看到她的泡沫轨迹很长一段距离
回来,当阳光照在它上面时
早上,这是一个美丽的景象。我的一个
室友Swan小姐这个要好很多
早晨。我们一起唱“我们聚在一起
在河上”。服务在
十一点的客舱,由我们的主教韦伯先生牧师
以家庭传教士的身份前往加利福尼亚。
这是“P M S S Co”的规定之一
敬拜仪式应在他们的船上举行
汽船 安息日早晨。晚上
威廉姆斯先生讲道和服务后的一些
我们去了女士小屋,那里有
一架钢琴,花了一点时间唱歌
一些熟悉的老曲子。
11月4日星期一
又是一个美好的早晨。它一直在增长
自从我们离开纽约以来,今天就更暖和了
如此温和宜人,很快就会
太暖和不舒服。当太阳升起
今天早上有点多云
阳光穿过裂缝
云中升起一道银光

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地平线如此有力地让人想起
“闪亮的河流”大海深邃幽蓝美丽蔚蓝
今天。我不奇怪水手们
热爱海洋。昨天我们穿越
哈特拉斯角以南的墨西哥湾流。
我们看到大量的海草漂浮在
水。它不像我想象的那样是绿色的,但是
通常是黄色。今天我们有
下到我们的行李的机会。
它非常温暖并且在
存放装袋的地方。如此浩瀚
800 名乘客必须携带的行李数量
把寻找的任务都储存在一起
任何特定的树干似乎都是新手
完全绝望,但行李大师
和助手非常乐于助人
他们以某种方式管理它。我打开了
我的行李箱和夏天都拿出来了
衣服并收好任何保暖的衣服
我将不再需要它的这一面
旧金山。午饭后我消磨时间
读书睡觉说话直到晚餐
我们通常在晚餐时坐一到两个小时
所以你会看到我们在餐桌上度过了很多时间
我的一位室友科莱特夫人以前是
克利夫兰居民,有一段时间
埋葬她母亲的麦地那。她有
经常在塞维利亚是一位非常愉快的女士。
另一位女士很年轻,是个孤儿&
她哥哥带她去他家。这是
很高兴看到他们对彼此的爱。
11月5日星期二
今天我们在佛罗里达海岸附近。大约十个
下午我们看到了圣萨尔瓦多岛这个词

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今天早上流传着有一些
希望在回程前寄信回家
Aspinwall 的 steamer 和我写了几行非常
草草。中午之后我一直在读《凯瑟琳》
我太喜欢它了。斯旺先生叫我们
看到一块沉船漂​​浮在我们身边。最初的时候
看到它被认为是一个男人在坚持
到它,但当我们走到旁边时,我们发现了它
只是一根断了的桅杆。祷告后我们可以
下来,站在下层甲板上谈论
那些在家里。月光对身体的影响
水域美得无法形容。风是
今晚上升一点,随着水的流逝
船的运动更粗糙是令人愉快的
对我来说,我不禁希望我们可以
只是有一点风暴,但为了
晕船的我会心满意足的
保持平稳我经常希望所有人都在船上
可能会从中获得如此完美的享受
吨他和我一样航行。
11月6日星期三
今天早上,我们在我们的
正确的。我希望你们都能和我站在一起
早上在亚利桑那号的甲板上,看看
为自己欣赏风景之美
一侧和千变万化的风景
另一边的云地。古巴和我们一样
从海洋看它是相当多山的
在一些地方岩石和破碎。山丘
树木茂密,似乎在上升
从水边的梯田。当我们
离岸最近的人猜测它是 1/2 a
一英里远&很惊讶地得知
在那水面上每英里有四五英里,看起来很
短的。

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云的阴影对画面的影响
丘陵山水很精致。我希望我
可以寄给你一张图纸,给你
一个场景的想法,但我害怕我的铅笔
会比我的笔还不足。
中午时分,我们经过一艘全张帆的船
一个美好的景象,尤其是在阳光明媚的时候
像今天一样明亮。今晚开始了
下着雨,刮着小风,我把
在我的防水上,出去享受它
但它并没有持续多久。
11月7日星期四
今天我们在加勒比海航行
上午在缝纫和阅读“Aurora Leigh”的行李
已称量准备上岸
在阿斯平沃尔。我的两条行李箱重几磅
少于 250 是允许的。
11月8日星期五
我们已经向南走得够远了
11 月份的天气相当温暖。
加勒比海的水没有那么蓝
大西洋组织。我知道颜色会变化
深蓝色的水深
当它变浅时,它从深到浅绿色。
这是我们在亚利桑那号上的最后一天,
一周过得很快很愉快
然而,我似乎很久没有见到你了。
今晚我们主要在较低的地方度过
甲板上唱得很愉快。这个很
晚上在我们的客舱里温暖,因为他们
很小。
11月9日星期六
我们今天早上醒来发现我们是
在陆地的视线中。当我们接近阿斯平沃尔时

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早晨的山景
从他们身上升起的薄雾很漂亮
当我们靠近岸边时,我们发现我们
真的在热带
植被。我们大约 7 点到达 Aspinwall
早上打卡一些乘客
立即上岸并采取了
早班火车穿过地峡,但我们
等到吃完早餐就上岸了
并参观了一些商店。克尔夫人和我
带来了一些地峡著名的床单
在外观上很像草坪,但说
非常耐用。 Aspinwall 仅由
很少的房屋和商店建在一个上
街上没有什么令人愉快的。科利夫人
科尔太太留下来尽快上车
打开后,巴特勒先生和我回到
克尔博士照顾乔西的船
还有我们的手提行李。他们雇了一个
当地人携带一些地毯袋
剩下的我们自己拿走
告别亚利桑那州。我们走后
乔西放弃了一些方法,因为我们有一把椅子
Kerr 博士正在执行的我们他们建议
我应该接受那个并和乔西呆在一起,直到他们
会去汽车然后回来我坐在那里
有时 & 看着乘客从
亚利桑那州归档过去装满了捆绑包
篮子和书包和一群当地人
他们中的一半穿着衣服,四处闲聊着
未知的舌头,到处乱跑
希望有机会携带一些东西
某处为某人。这一切似乎
对我来说如此陌生和梦幻,我想

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你看起来多么奇怪
在地图上的地峡,把我想象成
一个人坐在那里,虽然被包围
在这样的人群中。好吧,随着时间的推移,我们
所有人都坐在车里,以便我们穿越
地峡。在汽车出现之前有一段时间了
开始了,当地人将延迟改善了
带来橙子、柠檬、香蕉、柠檬水等
但不太喜欢它。他们大约六岁
英寸长,形状像豆荚,
颜色呈棕黄色,味道与
非常丰富和柔软的甜苹果。当我向外看时
我想从车窗上的阿斯平沃尔
它可能只是被称为巴别塔,这样的混乱
我以前从未听过的方言。但最后
汽车开始更多,我们离开了喧嚣和混乱
但不是我们身后的热量。我赐予离别
瞥一眼亚利桑那州,随身携带
我在她船上航行的愉快回忆。
在车里感觉就像家一样
再一次,但当我看的时候却如此不同
走出它让我的风景
比以往任何事情都更了解如何
我真的很远。穿越地峡的骑行
尽管汽车很拥挤,但很愉快
并且热量过多。但每一件事
是如此的新奇和陌生,我们不能不
感兴趣。我现在可以充分欣赏
我经常读到的关于华丽的
热带地区的植被。它类似于
我们有时在非常丰富的沼泽中看到的
地面只有十倍的密度是完美的
缠结e 的灌木丛,通过它

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眼睛是不可能穿透的。当地人
生活在由
竹子和茅草与棕榈叶。
沿途竹林茂盛
路线,因为它成丛生长,它非常像
很多我们的柳树。我看到了桃花心木
树, 许多品种的棕榈树, 香蕉, 椰子
玉兰&c&c。我们看到了许多不同的
色彩最丰富的花卉品种
在最狂野的茂盛中,藤蔓奔跑
在完美的生活中越过树木
我注意到其中一个是绿色的
看起来就像我们的牵牛花。
但在这茂盛的翠绿之美中
和华丽的色彩,我看不到任何东西
到我们自己的高大森林之一。
但我担心你会认为这是一个漫长的旅程
横跨地峡。我相信的距离是三十
里程和票价只有 25.00 美元(二十给美元)
对于一个人。我们到达巴拿马
大约一点钟,直接上船
一个小汽船,要带我们出去
锚定三座左右的“金城”
数英里外的巴拿马湾水域
太浅了,不能让她上来
码头。我们是蒸汽机,感觉很热
确实非常多,但这只是一个短暂的
距离,我们很快就找到了自己
登上“金城”出家
接下来的两周。她是一个伟大的
汽船远远优于亚利桑那号
在各个方面。我有一个非常愉快的
房间,最好是在

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当我们在海岸附近航行时,向陆一侧
大部分的方式。科利夫人和我非常
急着要在这边同房
但已经不能改变安排
制成。然而我的室友是一个非常
和蔼可亲的女士哈塞特夫人带着她的小
男孩要去找她丈夫一个海军军官
现在躺在彭萨科拉号上
旧金山港口。我们上船了
黄金城大约三点钟和
我们等了几个小时的行李
被带出来,有一个很好的机会
查看海湾及其周边地区
这真是一个非常好的景象。这是
四周被群山包围,
点缀着美丽的岛屿
我们锚定的一个属于
“Pacific Mail Steam Shop Co”是一个约会地点
对于属于公司的蒸笼
我们可以看到巴拿马城之一
旧时代的城墙。这是一个旧的
西班牙联排别墅的屋顶
红色瓷砖赋予它独特的外观。
在较小的建筑物中显眼
是古老大教堂的塔楼
已经建造了200多年。
今天我们周围都有阵雨
今晚我们站在甲板上看
太阳落山后
美丽的彩虹横跨天空
为之前的场景增添新的美感
我们。我们接受它作为我们的好主人
《承诺法》

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晚饭后,科利夫人和我上楼
布置用于的上层甲板
散步所以我们会被罚款
锻炼的机会。这个蒸笼
建立在不同的模型上
亚利桑那州几乎所有的房间都在
下层离开上层
完全清楚。它覆盖着一个
遮阳篷并配有长椅,所以
这是一个非常愉快的地方
我们的时间。它几乎是八分之一
绕甲板一英里。约七
o时钟一切都准备好了信号
枪响了,我们离开了巴拿马
又上路了。这个
漫长而累人的一天
恐怕是这样的
也。我的朋友想知道我发现了什么
写但毕竟我不告诉你附近
所有我想要的。







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登上黄金城
安息日
今天早上我们看不见陆地上的航行
广阔的太平洋。今天很愉快,但很温暖。它
作为外出的第一天,它被认为有必要分发
与众祭祀,为取行李安排妥当。
然而,我们在晚上有一个短暂的服务。
威廉姆斯先生主持。我花了一个上午阅读
和想家。我读了第 91 首诗篇
想起我们一起阅读的时光
不到两年前就在一起了,但那可以
永远不要再出现在“河的这一边”。每当我
沿着那不常,我的思绪在我的
吉尔福德的家,但我不相信他们在那里太久
立刻。我想到了我的小安息日学课
想知道他们今天是否都在原地。安息日
在海上就像每隔一天一样。傍晚时分
我们经过一个美丽的小岛航行非常接近它。
海岸是非常多岩石的悬崖,垂直上升
从水中升起,以翠绿为冠冕。
11月11日星期一
又是一个阳光明媚的早晨,
在我们面前有一个温暖的日子的前景,这是非常不寻常的
天气持续有利这么长时间
这种气候。船上的一位女士病得很重
她在地峡感染了黄热病
我们的轮船来后等了十天
从辣椒开始。晚饭后我们就出去玩了
守卫,注视着一座岛屿很久
我们过去了唱歌,从哪个浅滩
岩石延伸到海洋中。
当天开始变黑时,我想他们
我们看起来像头发的顶部
从我们的前门台阶往西北

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在家。威廉姆斯先生已做出安排
每天晚上在小屋里祈祷,
会很愉快。
11月12日星期二
今天早上我们发现我们在
看到沿岸的陆地滑行
危地马拉。我们可以看到远在内陆的山脉,
但不明显。在缝纫中度过了一天
阅读并试图保持冷静。
11月13日星期三
我们不能在这个团队成员上很早起床
开始清洗甲板的帐目
大约四点,但甲板还没有变干,直到
日出后。我们一直在陆地附近航行
今天,风景已经盛大
美丽,多山多岩石。
一些最高的山峰相当
距离内陆 75 到 100 英里。这
出现在他们身上的云朵
山顶和侧面非常漂亮。我
注意到一座被云层笼罩的雄伟山峰
升到一半,它的顶峰清晰地升起,
明显高于他们。
11月14日星期四
昨晚我们刮了一场大风,现在还在
吹。我起得很早,希望能找到一个地方
我可能会在那里欣赏日出,但发现
甲板都被水浸透了,所以我
不得不满足于观看
我窗外的海浪
真是一个壮观的景象。尽其所能
看到海浪掀起白色的帽子。
一路走来,我们的大海是如此的平静,以至于
很高兴有一个变化,虽然很多

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乘客不能这么想。早餐后我就去了
在右舷转来获得好处
的大风。我非常喜欢它,我们在航行
离陆地很近,风景很完美
雄伟,群山背后升起
直到消失在远方的变化
到处都是耀眼的白色岩石。
快到中午了,我们离开了海湾,又开始航行了
在太平洋平静的水面上。今天下午
我们看到远处有一条鲸鱼会来
表面和喷水然后潜水很快
再次出现在另一个地方。在陆地一侧
今晚的汽船我们可以分辨香水
15 或 20 英里外的花朵。
11月15日星期五
我们在中午时分到达阿卡普尔科并停留
几个小时的煤炭和补给。没有人
被允许上岸,直到卫生官员
登上了船只。官员们非常小心地不
让他知道有一个黄色的案例
在船上发烧,好像他有我们不会
目前允许走得更远。立刻
我们锚定当地人开始准备他们的
快艇驶向我们,很快就会有一小队独木舟
和从岸上取下来的小木板带来
贝壳珊瑚和各种热带水果。
墨西哥人很黑,都穿
我们经常看到的宽檐帽
图片。他们带来了一船的鸡
火鸡用脚把两只绑在一起
在电线杆上摆动。这似乎太残忍了。他们也
带出了一些巨大的海龟贝壳
直径四五英尺。昨晚我们看到
第一次在水面上的磷,

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期待已久的景象,
但迄今为止,月光太亮了。
它是由无数的
水中的动物,当受到干扰时
发出类似于萤火虫的光。全部
沿着病人和我们的好船
她的泡沫轨道上布满了星光,
有时是它们爆发的海浪的顶部
化成水花,仿佛被光冠冕。这是
真是一个壮丽的景象。我们看了很久
直到它开始在灯光的照耀下变得暗淡
升起的月亮,然后升上上去
甲板。我的朋友称我为观星者。它
似乎要带我离家近一点看看
那时因为我认为你看到的一样
天堂你,虽然我们的环境是
太不同了。
11月16日星期六
一个美好的早晨,但仍然很温暖。我们通过了
今天早上一个地方,有一段距离
水被红色的浮渣覆盖,
鲸鱼以鲸鱼饲料的名字为食。
据说这里很多,我没有
尽管有几个已经在
视线。今天晚上我们到达了曼萨尼约
我们有相当大的恐惧要推迟的港口。
今晚水中出现磷
非常棒。水是从
船在巨大的光波中,无论在哪里
是我们看到的水中最轻微的运动
同样柔和的银光,看着
船在它们的光辉中来回穿梭
在他们的身后留下并标记每一次下降
我们的。我扔了一点橘子皮,以便

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有幸做出精彩的展示。
有两三条鲨鱼围过来
船长六七英尺
几乎是白色的,看起来不像是
更接近的熟人将是可取的
月亮升起后的小海湾床单我由
山丘,岸边村庄的灯光,
远处的群山拔地而起,形成了一个
美丽的照片。
安息日
这将在“黄金之城”号上的最后一个安息日结束。
我们在上午有主教服务,并且
威廉姆斯先生在晚上讲道。后
早间服务 哈塞特夫人和我去了我们的
房间和谈论我们的家,我们确信
我们不会被遗忘。我花了
下午主要是看书太太
多雷姆斯给了我。 《印度六年》
传教士女士觉得很有趣
11月18日星期一
大约上午 11 点,我们看到了圣卢卡斯角
当我们经过这个点时,我们航行得非常接近
降落几个小时。它像我们所拥有的一样多山
过去了,但没有被覆盖
如此茂密的灌木和树木生长是贫瘠的或
长满仙人掌。在远处它看起来
草地,就像家里的土地,
我比我更渴望上岸
自从离开纽约之后。
11月19日星期二
今早吹来一阵令人愉悦的微风
我们只是想欣赏
在过去几天的高温之后。单调乏味
我还知道海上航行的事

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如果我们没有什么我们想做的事
我们总能找到一些令人愉快的人去拜访
我们在餐桌上花了很多时间
日子过得很快。今晚在
晚餐我们的德国朋友,他并不总是
直说他的意思,打算恭维
Coley 夫人告诉她,她贡献了更多
比任何人都开心
航程,相当可疑的恭维
让我们很开心。 Da Cosmore 先生是一个完美的人
善于传递赞美的艺术
每个场合。他是国会议员
和一个受过高等教育和优雅的绅士。
11月20日星期三
早早起来,到甲板上去看一个大
跟随着船的海鸥群。
它们比鸽子或鸽子大一些,
有着非常大而有力的灰色翅膀
镶有白色。一大群海豚
在同一时间给了我们一个早上的访问,
滚来滚去,直到
离我们很近然后转身翻滚
再次回来。这些很小,只有三四个
脚长,会完全投掷
从水里出来,大的人从不这样做。
Da Casmore 先生介绍了整个展览
作为海鸥家族的尝试
教海豚飞行,以及任何人
那些一直在观察他们的动作的人
非常有趣。他很机智
和科利夫人可以和他很相配
好吧,他们一直在轰炸
在用餐时间跨桌子的话。
今天天气很冷,乘客

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都穿着冬装出来。由于我们得到
在寒冷的天气里,甲板很干净,
聚集在餐厅的乘客。
11月23日星期六
这几天雾太大了
我们担心我们将不得不进入
旧金山乌云密布,但我们的恐惧是
今天早上太阳出来的时候一切都消散了
越过东方的山丘“被深红色覆盖
和黄金。”我靠在护栏上
当星条旗升起这个
早上就在我站的地方
很高兴它发生了。入口处
海港是一条狭窄的通道,被称为“金门”
这么漂亮的名字,非常合适。
岸边很稳,波涛汹涌
靠在岩石上,喷出白色的水花
几英尺高的空中。有两家酒店
离城市几英里的Ocean Home & Cliff
岩石海岸上的岩石屋,正如我们所见
他们从海湾看起来很漂亮。有
这里的风景缺一缺
树木,虽然山上覆盖着
绿草给了我贫瘠的想法。
我渴望看到我们美丽的榆树之一
或枫树,但满足我自己的想法
生长在家里牧场上的榆树。正如我们
穿过“金门”,我们注意到了一座堡垒
点在我们的右边,另一个在一个岛上
海湾内。大自然已经为
旧金山。这座城市像古代一样建在山上
经常被拿来比较的罗马。港口
很棒 我想它是无与伦比的
任何地方。当我们靠近码头时,“伟大的共和国”

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在周围较小的船只中很显眼
她。她是有史以来最大的蒸笼
除大东方外建造。我很高兴
我们要在她而不是中国出去
或科罗拉多州,因为她以我们的国家命名。
她只做了一次旅行,而且非常
很难回来受重创。正如我们
看到人群中期待的面孔
码头那些希望结识朋友的人是
在一阵期待中。没有的我们
认识我们的朋友可以从容地看着
想想我们很想见到的亲人。
威廉姆斯先生向我们指出卢米斯先生
船一被拉到码头
他上船了,科尔博士去见了
他并带来了他给我们。你会想象
比我能告诉你我的喜悦更好
告诉我他有信给我,我发现
他们来自家里。我们花了几分钟
在谈话中,然后告别
黄金城走下帮派路
并再次在美国。





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旧金山 1867 年 11 月 23 日
我相信我已经关闭了日记的第一部分
就像我们降落在自己家乡的西岸
土地。我不禁觉得我们很重要
自从我们穿越以来,比我们离家更近了
似乎我们要来的地峡
回到家,现在我们又回来了
在美国似乎并不
我们离得很远,而且“他们说”在
广州他们认为旧金山是邻居
城市。横跨太平洋的全新 Steamers 系列
在世界的这个地方形成了一个相当大的时代,
继续拉近两人的距离
不可估量。我们一落地就去了
直接到任务室。这真是一种解脱
进入街车,感觉我们是
再次奠定了坚实的基础。作为使命
房间离码头有一段距离
我们在路上看到了这座城市的美景,
我对这座城市的第一印象不是
很讨人喜欢。我们当然不能指望
找到尽可能多的品味和
与老城市一样的许多改进,
因为旧金山只有 18 岁,
牢记这一事实
令人惊讶地看到所取得的成就。
我们经过了城市的一部分
被称为“中国”的人几乎全部定居于
中国人。我看到的第一个有一个
悬在他脚上的绝妙球杆
并且真的触到了地板。我看到了一个很棒的
之后有很多,但都没有这么久。
他们将丝绸编织在一起,
一般为黑色,但有时为蓝色或红色。

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他们将球杆绕在头上两三个
他们想要我们的方式和时间的时候
他们无事可做 我见过他们
玩它,或者我们会用流苏。那些
我们在这里看到已经采用了美式礼服
部分,但我想他们会尽快
失去他们的头脑作为他们的线索。但这已经够了
所以我们暂时离开“中国”进入
我们期望的“中国宣教室”
留到“大共和国”离开。它
是Mission建造的非常宜人的房子
几年前,一直是卢米斯先生的家
自从他来到旧金山以来,他就住在
现在一个人在这里和他的中国仆人在一起。
今天晚上,我们接到了牧师先生的电话
我们认识的威廉姆斯
金城和威廉姆森牧师
来邀请我们去他家拜访
这里。现在我要送一个晚安
全国各地到我俄亥俄州的家。
安息日
今天早上我们发现多云有雾
咒语下雨。我想我们必须
当我们在这里时,期待这样的天气
现在是雨季。之前清了
然而,教堂时间,我们去了第一
长老会教堂听取医生沃兹沃思的意见。什么时候
我们回来了,卢米斯先生上来邀请
我们去教堂里教书
中国安息日学。当我走进房间
看到近百名中国人
他们滑稽的面孔和怪诞的暗示,每一个
一个用中文朗读的部分和
英语很差,我不能休息

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尽管感到有点好笑
时间和地点。但是卢米斯先生带走了我
到一个有一个小男孩的座位上
我的安息日学学者在家的大小。二
更大的很快就进来了,而且尽可能地
我们都说英语还过得去
很了解对方。从
你对中国歌唱的了解也许
你可以想象一个八十人合唱团的效果
或者全部用中文唱歌,完全不管
时间和曲调。卢米斯先生说这是不可能的
让他的中文老师明白
在唱歌时他不应该是一个音节
像他在教他们时一样领先于其他人
重复任何事情。唱完克尔博士后
用中文跟他们说了将近一个小时。
服务后,他们中的一些人来了
和我们握手。巴特勒先生有点
一位非常有礼貌的老绅士问
他和他握手。 “你感觉好吗”一个
与他们打招呼的常见形式。
晚上我们去了第一堂
教堂,听斯通博士讲道最
优秀的布道。
11月26日星期四
一个美好的早晨,我们准备好了
欣赏多云的天气,我们
一直有。从我的窗口我有一个非常
海港和山羊岛的美景以及
海湾另一边的高山,而
远在他们之上,蓝色和朦胧
在四十英里的距离上升起蒙特暗黑破坏神
唯一破坏美丽的特征
景观是完全没有树木

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保存一些低矮而浓密的生长在一些
的沟壑。如果一些猛犸象树
加利福尼亚可以改造成不错的
小树林,散布在这些山丘上
我为他们的美丽增添了不可估量的色彩。
Dr & Mrs Kerr & I 改善了晴朗的天气
在城市周围散步。房子是
用木头或砖头建造,几乎全部覆盖
用石膏使它们看起来
是用石头建造的。很容易模仿
用这种石膏装饰石材
在我看来,这是相当过分的。
我们经过一座尚未完工的犹太圣殿
花费 100,000 美元。我注意到在院子里路过
家里有很多种类的植物
随着室内植物的生长,精心照料
我看到这里在露天繁茂
大面积生长的紫红色和天竺葵
几英尺高的灌木丛
美丽的花朵 我想起了我的一些
家里爱花的朋友
希望他们能在这里欣赏他们
与我一起。我们回到卢米斯先生那里
中午走了很长一段路,感觉很累。
街道如此崎岖,任何人都不习惯
让他们走路很累。今天下午
当我们准备晚餐时,卢米斯先生
《仙上》一位中文老师进来邀请
我们所有人都参加为纪念阿蒙而举行的盛宴
一个和卢米斯先生住在一起的中国男孩
一段时间,现在要回中国
关于“伟大的共和国”。我们当然很高兴
接受邀请并前往他们的
大楼地下室的房间

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盛宴在一张粗鲁的桌子上展开,我们
围观,皆有筷子
以普通的中国时尚。有一个很棒的
许多不同的菜肴,但它们看起来都非常
和我很像。他们有鸡肉和鸭肉,
猪肉和鱼,还有很多种
蔬菜,但我不应该认出任何
他们就像我曾经做过的任何事情一样
前。我想这对他们来说很好,但是
我得出的结论是我宁愿
尝试学习他们的语言而不是吃饭
他们的票价。过了一会儿,卢米斯先生叫来
制作盘子、刀叉、面包和茶
出去,因为我们不会有太多
晚餐如果我们完全依赖什么
我们的筷子是给我们的。你会很容易
相信我找到了我的,非常糟糕的供应商
如果一个人按照中国的礼仪
希望对他的客人很有礼貌
不错,还有他自己的筷子
放在他朋友的嘴里。我想
随着时间的推移,新奇感会消失,但我会
没想到我很快就会忘记多么奇怪
起初我觉得他们的习俗。
今天晚上我们接到了一位库珀先生的电话
在中国传教士的弟弟。他是
在这里与美国造币厂有关
邀请我们明天去参观
会很高兴做我从未见过的
任何类似的东西。
11月27日星期三
今天早上我们参观了造币厂
库珀先生很友善地四处走动
我们并向我们展示了一个实验成员

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这很有趣。金银作为它
被带进来经过仔细称重然后发送
在一辆小车里沿着铁路到融化
它通过熔炉的房间和
与渣滓分离。百人之一
我是一块大约三英寸长的纯金
两个宽一个半英寸厚
我很惊讶地得知它值 3000 美元,我看到了
一个装满大约一英寸宽的条的小托盘
& 1/8 英寸厚 & 12 英寸长
价值1500美元一个。这似乎是一个
看到他们带着 5、10 和 20 美元有点奇怪
金块像许多船一样在尖齿中圆滚滚。
熔化室的地板上覆盖着一种镂空的铁
分段制作,以便可以使用
当地板被清扫并且按照这个计划所有
落下的金粉可能会被保存下来。他们
跟我说扫地很值钱
工人的衣服穿时
被烧掉以得到金粉
他们收集了。午饭后我们都出去
市郊的旧天主教会
度过了非常愉快的时光,天黑了才回来。
周四
今天早上是如此温暖和愉快,
认为这是感恩节似乎很奇怪
天。我想知道它是否像寒冷和霜冻
俄亥俄州像往常一样。我们参加了贝尔博士的服务
教会。服务后的人员
打了电话,晚上我们走了出去
通过煤气灯观看旧金山。下雨时
季节他们这里有非常浓的雾,所以它
往往看不到任何距离。

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今晚当我们俯视旧金山
它的许多山丘之一的顶部它完全是
隐于雾海中 望着昏暗
月光一如从前铺开的湖泊
我们怀里闪烁着数百盏灯。
当我抬头看着我们头顶的明亮星星时,我
想知道你是否也不会抬头看他们
想想那个流浪的人
喜欢今晚和你在一起。
[--11月29日星期五--]
[注:此段因不明原因被划掉]
今天我们被格雷夫人邀请出去吃午饭
我们遇到了一个非常愉快的人
次。格雷先生是
圣法郎isco 可以追溯到 1850 年。似乎很难
在看着这座伟大的城市时可能会意识到
它在
十八年来,难怪人民
为所做的事情感到自豪
11月30日星期六
上午在城里转了一圈。
我越来越习惯中文了
迹象,但起初看起来很奇怪
像“Hope W & Co”“Woon Take”这样的门名字
东阳 &c &c.前几天克尔博士和我
走在我们经过的一条街道上
一个中国寺庙,停下来,我们发现牧师在崇拜他的偶像。首席偶像
坐在用镀金装饰的宝座上,
金属丝纸。香火燃烧,
并提供各种产品
在它面前的一张桌子上。在地板的角落
站着一个粗鲁的大狗形象。它的嘴
是敞开的,里面装满了供品的面包
和肉。我很惊讶地看到

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神父似乎并不珍惜任何感情
对他的众神表示敬意,但会让我们
处理他们似乎完全无动于衷。
当我们转身离开时,我更深刻地意识到
比以往任何时候都彻底绝望
似乎是试图启蒙的任务
如果我们不能保证他们
是上帝的工作,他一定会完成
这是他自己的好时机。在其他地方
我们今天早上参观的是一个美术馆
我们很喜欢看家的地方
加利福尼亚风景的摄影视图。
顺便收到的艺术家沃特金斯先生
巴黎委员会颁发的奖章
博览会花费了主要部分
三年来采纳这些观点并已
成功获得了辉煌
一到两百之间的集合
近两英尺的大型摄影景观
正方形,还有更多的
立体视图。加州人声称
这种状态的风景无与伦比
由世界上任何其他人。当然一切
似乎规模宏大,从它的猛犸象
树木和优胜美地瀑布,近十五次
ckiagara 的高度到各种水果,
鲜花和蔬菜。梨和葡萄
非常大,味道鲜美。
巴特勒先生看到外面有一串葡萄
重量在一盎司 2 1/2 磅以内的国家
我经常读到精彩的故事
我从来没有的加州作品
想过相信,但我现在很满足
他们有很好的基础

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至少,尽管毫无疑问,许多故事
已实现加州增长。我们有过
其中有一些非常好的苹果
带我回到果园的铃花
在家。同种苹果
家是冬天的好苹果 这里只会
熬过秋天的几个月,他们
必须得到他们所有的冬苹果
来自俄勒冈。我们花了一个下午阅读
和写作,晚上劳特尔牧师
以前是在中国的传教士(被称为
他的一位长辈。)
安息日
我在美国的最后一个安息日,就这样
一个美丽的早晨,就像最后一个安息日
在家。参加了伊尔斯博士教堂
早晨。那是他们的圣餐日
一整天似乎我
重温那个可爱的安息日
五周前,我几乎可以想象
我又和我所有亲爱的朋友在一起了
在我们吉尔福德的小教堂里。在里面
下午我教了一节中文课
安息日学。如果我只能和
他们现在用自己的语言,但它
所以要很久才能知道
足以教那些
看不懂英文。在里面
晚上我们去听 Scudder 博士
以前是印度传教士。我曾是
对他很失望,他主要交易
在幽默中据说是“像亨利·沃德
比彻更是如此。几次
会众都在笑。他在传道

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一系列关于朝圣者进步的论述。它是
这个月的第一个安息日,所以时间
每月在家举行音乐会。我愿意多少
今晚很高兴与您见面。我确信
你会记得我,就是这样
很高兴这样想,我的想法有
几乎所有的时间都回到了我在俄亥俄州的家
今天的时间,如果可能的话,我会意识到更多
我比以往任何时候都深
离开美国。
12月3日星期二
上午在购物中度过。我买了
旧金山的十几个立体视图
和加州风光和科尔夫人买的
三打和一张大照片
瀑布之一的景色。我们购买了它们
我提到过的沃特金斯先生
在谁好心做了一个非常自由的人之前
扣差点就给我们了。我看见
在他的画廊里,一幅美丽的版画
Bierstadts落基山脉这是一个伟大的
令我高兴,正如我长久以来所渴望的​​那样
看见了。我买了好几件
其余的那首小歌中的音乐
明妮李。旧金山的每一件事
非常高。下午,克尔夫人
我为卢米斯先生做了一些缝纫。
他和他的朋友在这里度过了一段孤独的时光
中国同事,工作很努力
尤其是在安息日没有
片刻休息一整天。他一直很
善待我们​​所有人。晚上我们有
一些来电者。在他们拥有一切之后
走了,我们度过了我们的夜晚,我来了

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到我的房间,但我不忍心去想
在美国度过我的最后一晚
在睡觉,因为我看不到任何
在我亲爱的朋友中,最好是
写信给他们。有很多
我想到并愿意写信给
但我已经写完了八封信
除了那些送回家和它
现在是四点半所以我会躺着
先放下笔祝你
晚安还是早上好
我日记中的下一篇文章将
成为“伟大的共和国”。






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在“伟大的共和国”上
12月4日星期三
我今天早上很早就起来了,经过短暂但令人耳目一新
打盹看跑步再次越过山丘
美国的。刚开始有点阴天,但
迷雾很快散去,太阳升起
明媚如那十一月
早上,当我们向朋友道别时
在纽约。我们离开传教室大约
十点钟上轮船
十二点起航。我们已经感受到了
在我们住的 Mission Rooms 的家
旧金山一直很愉快。我有
比我预期的更享受它。
我们在船上遇到了一些朋友,他们
已经下来说再见了
他们是科利夫人和威廉姆斯牧师先生的同伴
我们从纽约出发的航程。他们都回来了
我们再见时的信号
开始并立即离开
所以当我们从那里的码头出发时
只是那里最陌生的一群人
他们中的中国人
告别他们的同胞
船上有近1200人。当我们航行时
离开港口我最痛苦地意识到
必须经过很多年才能做到
希望再次看到山和山
我自己所爱的国家。当我离开时
纽约我只想到亲爱的
我要离开的朋友 我知道我
应该再次看到我的国家,但今天
当我看着山丘从视野中消失时,

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我只能想到那些旧台词。
“是的,我的祖国,我爱你
你所有的场景我都很喜欢。
朋友联系快乐的国家。
我可以和大家告别吗?”
现在我们正在远离美国
我比以往任何时候都更清楚我是
真的离开你了。我一直在甲板上直到
晚上,没有去吃午饭,因为我可以
只要土地还在,就不忍心进屋
就在眼前,但最后的喧嚣勾勒出
岩石的海岸随着阴影的消失而消失
傍晚开始成为强者的父亲,
深沉飘荡,最后告别美国
它所包含的一切对我来说是如此珍贵我转身
离开。
12月6日星期四
昨天要写的东西太多了
留下我们尊贵蒸笼的所有描述,直到
今天。首先我必须说我是如此
很高兴在“伟大的共和国”中外出
生产线上的其他蒸汽机之一。
她的装饰绝对是美国人
让我能感觉到我还没有离开
美国的一切。水保留地之一
上方是一只展翅的鹰,
另一方面在地球仪的绘画中
部分笼罩在云中,站立
对美是鹰的轴承
一个卷轴,上面写着“伟大的共和国”。
她在很多方面都被认为是
最好的蒸漂浮她的外套是 $1,200.000
(十二万)。她为
穿越 1200 吨煤炭,这只是

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她的货物的一小部分,因为她的容量是 5,000 吨
她的负担很重。从船尾
船尾她测量 300 英尺和与
她现在拥有的负载吸引了 23 英尺的
“他们说”的水太多了三英尺。
我们有大约六十名客舱乘客和
近一千二百名中国人。有
船上一个非常漂亮的图书馆和一架好钢琴
施坦威之一,但我想它不会
听起来不错,只适合几次旅行。之间
乘客是两位年轻女士,夫人
Doremus 正在派遣传教士
去印度,诺里斯小姐和胡克小姐很
愉快的女士们。还有 Dr Lord 一个
宁波浸信会传教士和牧师
威廉姆斯是一位圣公会教徒
在中国和日本的传教士
几年了,一直在家待着
祝圣主教,现在回到
负责主教团
在这两个国家。然后是先生
Cunningham & family 也是 Twanbly 先生
&妻子和妹妹去上海和
达纳夫人出去见她的丈夫
新加坡和一位犹太拉比
为了他的健康而旅行,以前是波士顿
但已经在
旧金山。其余乘客
主要是商人很多
其中有快活的年轻人。它似乎
很高兴我们有足够的空间
亚利桑那州和金城如此拥挤
周围有很多
时间似乎

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本身就让人厌烦。但每
这里的东西尽可能舒适。
今天我不会再告诉你所以晚安
12月6日星期五
一个美好的早晨。花了一些时间
甲板然后演奏和唱歌一阵子。错过
诺里斯是一位非常出色的中音歌手,但
好几年没怎么唱了
咽喉疾病的记述。阿蒙
和我们一起从卢米斯先生那里来的中国男孩
会试着教我中文
我不知道,因为我会学到很多东西。
欧文先生说不会有太大影响
曾经尝试在路上学习,但我
假设很少有帮助。我们有
收到的餐桌票与
船长桌旁的其他传教士。
我们的票价很好,确实好多了
比在其他蒸笼上。所有的菜
除了盘子、杯子和碟子
镀银,使桌子看起来
很友好地。服务员都是中国人
他们中的许多人的能力非常有限
英语知识。某些
先生们去过中国
他们说话的鸽子英语
服务员很有趣。 “在这里,约翰卡奇
一件茶匙或刀或盘子
情况可能是这样。他们做得很好
然而,服务员似乎很着急
请。昨天我看到一个人抓到一个
通过提示吸引他的注意力
“约翰”似乎很反感这种运动。

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12月7日星期六
今天早上上甲板
然后下来学习中文。
工程师说气压计
预测了一场风暴,但我们看不到
它的迹象。然而今天下午
开始变得粗糙,所以他们不得不把
桌子上的架子,以防止盘子
滑落。这件商品开始了
大幅上升。我们从
船尾长时间颠簸
在月光下。船尾是我的
船最喜欢的部分,但因为有
那里的运动比其他任何地方都多
我是一个人在我的偏好,所以我
通常自己拥有一切,直到我
已经开始感觉到对它的一种要求。
安息日
我今天早上醒来发现我们
不是要遇到Old Ocean就是其中之一
他严肃的情绪。风很大
吹着,海浪狂奔,
像玩具一样扔我们的船。我已经找到
很久以来,它与
从见证中阅读描述
现实。在安静的水中出蒸笼
二十三英尺,今天的海浪
把她抬起来,让她的龙骨升起
水,然后她下楼
海浪似乎在大山中升起
在我们身边,这样你也许可以想象
他们的大小和力量。这是一个盛大的
看起来好像没有什么可以
让我们对上帝的力量有这样的认识

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在这样的环境中思考
基督平息风暴。我站着
长时间在船尾注视
起伏的波浪。海浪的愤怒
损坏了船只的某些部分
和时不时的一块板子和
木材会一次又一次地漂浮
不一会儿,一股海浪就会冲过来
船尾似乎爆裂
我脚下的爆炸声,
有时将其喷雾清除
舷墙。下午大浪
以这样的力量席卷了晚宴甲板
像突破三寸的地板
落在中国人下面的木板
其中一些人受了重伤。
他们都非常害怕和恳求
船长回到旧金山,和
烧纸给他们的偶像,以获得他们的青睐
认为他们知道这似乎是多么可怕
没有他们可以仰望的天父
在恐惧和痛苦时起来。中午左右
大浪冲过帮派路
在我们的甲板上待几分钟
有三四英尺深,但他们很快
清除它。当然我们可以没有
今天服务。今天下午的一些
男人们开始打牌,但船长
立即阻止他们并告诉他们
他不允许打牌
安息日。


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12月9日星期一
今天早上醒来的时候我想
风暴一定增加了,我们似乎
滚动得如此糟糕,但我发现了海浪
没有昨晚那么高。
昨天它吹得如此之大,以至于抬高了
把挂在船边的小船升起来
重达两吨。每一波涌出
高贵的汽船把她震得浑身颤抖。我不能
帮助她感受我们所做的事情
一个处于困境中的人,她的木材会
如此可怜地呻吟和吱吱作响。我不
想知道水手们对他们的依恋
[无法辨认] 我为“伟大”而保存了所有我的臀部
共和国”。工程师说船长有
自大风开始以来感到非常焦虑
没有睡觉,也几乎没有吃任何东西。
我不能让它看起来真的有
有什么危险。我们没能做出
在这恶劣的天气里取得了很大的进展。
我不禁被逗乐了
乘客做出的尴尬动作
在试图四处走动时
船摇晃得很厉害。
今天晚上我们在甲板上走了一会儿。我喜欢
当有如此多的运动时,它是如此之多,现在
安装在巨浪的顶部,然后
暴跌直到它看起来只是这样
她的弓会在水下。我们是
非常习惯于被“摇滚”
的摇篮深的。”


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星期六 14 日
12月15日安息日
还是多云,船翻滚
很划算,但还不足以阻止
我们有服务。我们在客厅相遇
威廉姆斯主教进行了演习。
汽船滚得太厉害了,我们都
必须坚持一些东西来保持我们的平衡
然后我们很难
保留我们的位置。从我说我可以看到的地方
通过敞开的门,我们的一些
中国乘客挤在一起
存储甲板。我不能告诉你它是怎么做的
我觉得几乎可以在里面看到它们
福音的声音,但完全
对其有福的真理的无知。自从
我加入了这让我感觉如此
想到这一百个中国人就很难过
经过多年的生活回到他们的家
一个不知道的基督教土地
生活方式和死去的蒙福救主
对他们和我们一样。这个
下午我读了莎拉·史密斯的回忆录。
12月16日星期一
一个美丽的早晨,我无法分辨
你是多么喜欢它。
大海并不波涛汹涌,但我们仍然滚动良好
拨号。有资格评判它的人
部分原因是船只的方式
已加载,我想我会
被迫相信“伟大的共和国”
有一些缺点,她当然没有
到目前为止速度非常好
航程。他们能够采取

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今天的观察,我们发现我们是
28° N. Lat & 157° West Lon
过去二十四小时内行驶了 178 英里。一些
乘客抱怨“老
工艺”对不起,还有空间
今天似乎太愉快了,无法想象
的学习,但我设法采取了一个小
剂量的中国人。
12月17日星期二
昨晚发出了很大的噪音
由我之前提到的年轻人。
他们几乎不停地喝酒,而且
非常嘈杂和喧闹,尤其是在
用餐时间。今晚船长不得不
向他们发出责备,这使他们非常
愤怒。麻烦他们太糟糕了
他,所以有时他看起来也一样
像任何可怜的学校老师一样担心。我们
在过去 20 年间航行了 200 英里
四个小时比我们快一点
一直在移动。
12月18日星期三
今早醒来发现一个
狂风吹来,船翻滚,
投球很厉害。我在那里醒来后不久
传来一声可怕的重击,震撼了整个人
船就像她撞到了一块岩石
我后来才知道是由一波引起的
冲破第二层甲板撕裂
就好像它们是纸一样的。
很多乘客都起来了
在灯光和聚集在餐厅沙龙之前
我想根据“苦难爱
公司”。在下午,它变得更加平静

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大约中午我们有一个非常沉重的
淋浴。下午看到的最多
我曾见过的美丽彩虹,跨越
诸天似乎都停留在
水域及其整个长度
美丽清晰明亮。我看了
直到它像所有美丽的事物一样消失
“最聪明的仍然是最快速的。”
12月20日星期五
一个愉快的早晨,一帆风顺。
今天早上火警响起
船员们冲向水泵,
精力充沛地工作了半个小时或
所以在扑灭想象中的火。这是
通常为了某个目的而偶尔做一次
对船员进行钻探。我想知道你是否愿意
惊讶地发现我们正在尝试
在这里建立一棵圣诞树
太平洋中部的孩子们
船上五人。肯定是圣诞老人
不会忘记来“大共和国”
如果我们那么“遥远”。当然材料
做任何事都非常
有限的。今晚我们一直在制作
串起五香粉和项链
钢珠交替,它们真的
看起来很漂亮。我想知道你是不是
为圣诞节做准备。我怎么能
乐于助人。




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12月21日星期六
今天我们经过一个小岛
五英里长,两三英里宽——
叫布鲁克斯岛。有数
现在去过那里的男人 7 或
8 个月搭建建筑物并获得
它准备用作煤炭仓库
太平洋汽船。我们没有跑得很近。
不停下来似乎太糟糕了
并留下他们必须拥有的文件
如此孤独的时光。他们跑上去
美国国旗回答我们的
正在提高,但我在我的房间里
并错过了看到它。有过
有人说有可能
我们在进入煤炭之前离开煤炭
横滨港,但我想那里
没有危险,我们会停下来
并补充了一两艘船
在这里加载。只用煤炭来回
这个蒸笼的成本为 60,000 美元。她的路过
有人告诉我对她来说价值 84,000 美元
业主,但必须有一个很好的交易
尽管如此,我想还是扣除了费用
有一个很好的利润。船上的中国人
每天吃1000多磅大米。他们比较
他们的习惯很肮脏,而且有一些疾病
其中。一位老人死了几天e.他们没有
怕中国人造反,敢把他葬在大海里
如果他们应该找到它。他们非常讲究
在中国埋葬所有在加利福尼亚死去的人都被送回家埋葬
当我看到这些中国人时,我常常想,如果他们只是回去
具有基督教知识,可以向他们的同胞传授什么
当他们登陆她的海岸时,这对中国来说将是幸福的一天。

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12月23日安息日
很长一段时间我们一直在想我们会在哪一天
穿越180经线的时间是共同的
同意为天人之处。我们越过了它
早上又按照习惯退学了一天
但因为它是安息日或仍然遵守它。
我们上午在餐厅有服务
我们可以比在客厅里更好地保持座位的地方
在没有那么多桌子可以支撑的地方,什么时候
船像她一样昼夜不停地滚动。
进来的乘客不多
作为最后一个安息日。今晚晚餐时,票价是
日期为 12 月 23 日星期一。这似乎有点奇怪
将两天挤成一团。迄今为止我们一直认为
你们比我们早几个小时,但今天
我们扭转了局面,而不是 8
比你晚 16 小时左右。它会
如果我们能把你想象成拥有
一天中的同一时间,但当然
是不可能的。这曾经我们唱过一段时间
New Carmina Sacra,非常喜欢。
现在我要为两人说两声晚安吗
即将结束的日子。
12月24日星期二
花了一天时间协助诺里斯小姐
圣诞树。木匠做了框架
为一棵大约四英尺高的漂亮小树工作
诺里斯小姐有一些绿色麻布
我们把它切成条状,做成扇形和流苏
覆盖树枝,你几乎不会相信
它看起来多么像一棵足够的树。
船长以下的每一个人都拿下了
对圣诞树有浓厚的兴趣,现在
它已经完成了它真的很值得一看。

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代替我们非常想要的爆米花串
我们有很多纽扣,还有鸟
用纸做的,上面覆盖着一些羽毛
船上布置的鸡,散落一地
绕在树枝间。面包师做了
十四个非常大的糖果,装饰精美
并且非常华丽,将被给予
那些应该是必须需要他们的人。
12月25日圣诞节
一个美好的早晨,我会祝大家
“圣诞快乐”的感觉相当肯定
这一次我和你们一样领先于你们
现在只是周二晚上。我们确信没有
一个人会比我们早过圣诞节
今年。我们度过了愉快的时光
到处都是“圣诞快乐”,虽然有些
似乎认为这是一场闹剧,这个想法
在海上快乐显得如此荒谬。
我们有关于“圣诞树”的练习
下午 4 点在下层沙龙。全体干部和
大部分乘客都穿着正式的衣服,这样
它看起来很像一部分。后来我们有了
一顿非常好的晚餐。在我们离开桌子之前,先生
坎宁安提议所有人都应该喝酒
为了船长的健康,他已经完成了,他
简短地回答不是很多人
字。然后女士们被敬酒然后
“亲爱的在家”,你可以肯定所有
我们的心做出了回应,最后所有的
“大共和国”的军官。本来是
非常好,但有些乘客
变得相当热闹。晚上我们
唱了一会儿,然后花了一些
time [--walkl--] 在甲板上行走。

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T 12 月 26 日星期四
一个愉快的早晨和平静的大海,但我们
进展缓慢。他们开始使用
因为怕出去,所以小心翼翼地烧煤。最后的
晚上,一些年轻人在
客厅里那些让女士们参与的人
手帕系在手臂上以区分
他们,他们中的大多数人都喝得很自由
照常。其中,最糟糕的一个是
名叫新郎的年轻英国人非常富有
年收入90,000美元,非常消散
蒸笼的规定是所有的灯都必须
在 11 点熄灭,除了那些
在上尉的允许下整夜被烧毁。
昨晚大约半夜 新郎进来了
机舱非常陶醉,想要一个
光。守望者告诉他他不能
未经船长许可,但他
多次宣誓他会
一。然而,我们走了,守望者进来了
不久经过他的房间,看到一个非常明亮的
光里面发现了门窗
被锁定,无法重复
敲门声。他跑去叫警察和
他们用重复的钥匙打开了门,
发现房间着火了。新郎好像
离开后,看守人走进储藏室
找到一个沙丁鱼盒,里面装满了一部分
油把它带到他的房间并放在
沙发把他的丝袜放进去,s等着火
他们然后锁上门继续
甲板。当然,火势立即蔓延,并且
如果它在我们的时候没有被发现
想到可能发生的事情不寒而栗。

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他们谈到要让新郎穿上铁杆,但我
假设船长不喜欢走极端
措施,所以这件事被掩盖了。
安息日
度过了一个非常艰难的夜晚,整个晚上
船沉重地翻滚着她的木材,发出呻吟和
当海浪冲向她的身侧时发出嘎吱嘎吱的声响。
她没有正确加载并且滚动很多
在平静的大海中,但当它像最后一样波涛汹涌时
晚上她滚得很厉害,有时它
几乎似乎她永远无法纠正
再次。我听说船长说他
宁愿辞职也不愿再次出海
一艘装载如此严重的船只。昨晚她一次
做了一个绝望的冲刺和一个大的孵化方式
几英尺见方松动并掉落
可怕的撞到货舱,随后几起
大毛绒椅子。来的乘客非常
一位女士吓坏了她的生活
保护者,以便为最坏的情况做好准备。
我们的贵宾室里的行李箱一直在冲
从一边到另一边,我们完全有
相当嘈杂的时间,但风在我们的
恩惠,所以我们不想抱怨我
怕你觉得不像
安息日,但这些事情只发生在
安息日和我之后写了他们。
尽管它很粗糙,但我们有服务
今天在机舱里。已经很暖和了
今天和今晚我回房间后,
我在敞开的窗边坐了很久很久
想着家年的最后一个安息日
和现在如此遥远的朋友和那些日子
通过。

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1月1日星期三
1868年的第一个早晨。那会是多么幸福啊
是在家里度过这一年的第一天
但相反,我必须满足于自己
祝大家“新年快乐”
知道它至少会满足三个
几个月前你的眼睛会停留在这上面
页。今天轮船有俯仰运动
更不喜欢晕船的人
比滚动。我并没有真正晕船,但是
有些时候已经受够了
清楚地知道它是什么。今天天气很冷。
今晚诺里斯小姐和我走进客厅
并独自唱歌。后来我
进行了立体镜和视图,我们很享受
一起看他们,但这是一种类似于悲伤的快乐
当我们看与亲人一起去过的地方时
现在那么远。
1月3日星期三
我们度过了一个非常艰难的夜晚,坚强的头脑
风和早晨发现我们 130 英里
来自横滨。我们可以看到模糊的轮廓
几英里外的岛屿,但前景
今天看到横滨的感觉很差。
各种各样的故事一直流传着
关于我们锚定的概率
在海湾外面直到早上,但他们
终于在我们的航行中安顿下来
港口和即将停泊一点
晚上10点左右离岸我们发射了火箭
作为信号并开枪,很快
船从岸边驶来。若干
军官上船,其中一名来自
Monacacy 现在躺在这里的港口

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你会很容易相信这让我很痛苦
非常像我看到的第一个美国人
世界的一方处于陶醉状态。
船上喝了很多酒
大共和国。一些年轻人有
花了150美元。 (一百五十美元)因为
离开旧金山去喝酒,这样你就可以
想象一下饮酒量
这已经完成了。
1月4日星期六
我早早起来看到了辉煌
日出。从我的窗户我可以看到山
Fusiama 神山
日本距离约 70 英里,而且还在上升
到海拔17,000英尺。这是一座火山
但目前不活跃,在这个季节
它的两侧都覆盖着雪。许多
乘客昨晚上岸了
今天早上的早餐我们只有
大约是我们通常数字的四分之一。
大约九点钟,我们很高兴
认识一些传教士巴拉格先生
德国改革宗和汤普森先生
这个使命谁听说过我们的
乘船抵达,带我们上船
支撑。他们都是非常令人愉快的绅士
并给予我们如此热烈的欢迎
我们感觉不到我们是陌生人
虽然在陌生的土地上。巴拉先生
已经在这里大约六年了,他的妻子和孩子
过去两年一直在美国
年,他期待回家,除非
他们很快就会回来。汤普森先生来自[u[俄亥俄州。
安排好每件事都花了一些时间

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但是当我们最终到达陆地不远时
步行把我们带到了赫本博士的家。医师 H-
是一个非常努力的学生,刚刚完成
一本日语词典,花了他一大笔钱
大量的劳动力.. H- 夫人是一个非常
令人愉快的女士,我觉得好像我有
一直都认识她。他们很舒服
位于和生活得非常像
在美国,他们的家没有与住宅有很大不同
那里。我们坐下来谈了几分钟
被欢快的柴火取暖,然后一切
开始我们的街道散步
横滨。有一个相当的聚会,
我们经过时引起了一些注意
沿着。他们似乎非常
惊讶地看到诺里斯小姐的头发
是红色的。我想他们从未见过
之前的任何颜色。我们进入了一个
比比皆是的好奇心商店的数量
这里。日本人很聪明
我们看到了各种各样好奇的小“小玩意”。
他们的语言更加流畅
比中国人漂亮,有人告诉我
口语更多
很容易学会。人们似乎很
每次我都被提醒退化
“只有人是卑鄙的”这句话。我可以
永远不会感激我
一直生活在基督教的土地上。我们回来了
大约 2_P_M 和之后给 Hepburn 博士
晚餐又出去散步了
我非常喜欢的国家。
风景非常好找,当我们

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离城有点远
丘陵和树林我们都完美
迷住了。它似乎在
完全看不到日本人的山谷
看起来有点像美国。我们通过了
偶尔会竖起一块石刻
为贫穷无知的异教徒的偶像
崇拜。直到我们没有回来
几乎天黑了,然后直接去了
大共和国过夜。
那是一个美丽的月光前夜,我们
享受横跨海湾的帆到哪里
我们的轮船停泊得很厉害。
当我们回到蒸笼时,我们
想吃午饭,但管家
不是很客气,送了一点
黑面包、黄油和茶,以及
因为我们都非常饿,我们没有
喜欢被推迟的想法。
很快船长就来了
诺里斯小姐代表我们的案子
给他。他朝食品储藏室走去
匆匆忙忙,一会儿吃午饭
即将到来,这是我们所能做的
欲望。
安息日。
美好的一天,虽然有点冷。
汤普森先生大约九点钟来接我们
时钟。 Ballagh 先生有一个服务安息日
早上和日本人在一起。大约有
三十个,其中一些似乎
非常感兴趣。我们打了几分钟电话
在我们从教堂出来的路上,在赫本博士家
然后回到我们的蒸笼。

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我们去上海的乘客
离开我们,继续哥斯达黎加
宣布四点出发
但没有下车。当然引起了很大的轰动
准备工作,它看起来不像安息日
威廉斯主教洛德博士和巴特勒先生都有
我们在这里,以便我们的传教士党将
很崩溃。我们站在“伟大的
共和国”很久以来一直关注我们的朋友
在离我们很近的哥斯达黎加,以及
就在天黑之前,一切都准备好了,他们蒸了
当他们离开时从我们身边经过
港口。过了一会儿,我们也是
准备告别横滨。

1月6日星期一
再次出海,我们一直在视线范围内
土地的一部分。我们所有的乘客
除了十个人离开了我们,所以我们觉得很
迷失在这艘大轮船上。我们不浪费任何
对我们的一些乘客感到遗憾。我们找到
在我们进入横滨之后,我们只有
剩下十吨煤,我们只好逃了
发现自己漂泊在太平洋
没办法进港。他们的命令是
如果他们没有燃料烧掉家具
床上用品门和事实上的一切
可以采取不使
船只不安全,但一切都会有
在这艘伟大的蒸笼上几乎没有
我照她的样子装。我们留下的煤
只会带我们大约三十英里
更远。我们觉得我们有充分的理由
感谢我们从这样的命运中幸存下来。

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1月7日星期二
寒冷和不愉快,它开始了
像往常一样在逆风中再次变得粗糙。
每个人都说粗量
我们的天气是无与伦比的。酋长
工程师漂洋过海二十次
以前,他说他从来没有经历过
以前的任何东西。
1月12日安息日
今天早上,我们看到了陆地。
一阵强风吹来,奇怪到
说是对我们有利。我们有这个服务
早晨。克尔博士进行练习,
读一篇讲道。天气越来越
又很温暖和愉快。
1月13日星期一
今早起来收拾行李
我的东西和瘦子在机舱里出去了
整个上午都在努力写作。这
大海是平静的,但我们正在移动或迅速
有这样的不和谐,很难
来写。当我们接近香港的海岸
非常多岩石和多山。我们航行
进入港口并抛锚
下午 2 点停泊的法国船
发射了许多枪以纪念我们
他们一直在寻找我们的到来
这么着急这么久。作为小船
开始向我们走来,我认真地看着
但对亨利来说是徒劳的
他可能是从广州下来的。
他很快就买了一条船上岸了然后我和克尔太太坐在椅子上
一英里外的德国使团。 我遇到了一个

德国传教士的数量都非常
亲切亲切

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Noyes, Harriet Newell, “Journal from Harriet to Dear Ones at Home, 1867-1868,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/993.

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