December 13, 1819 – Pass the equator, the weather being comfortable.
Lon. 27. 45. (Thaddeus Journal)
13th. Crossed the equator this morning, the heat is not so extreme as I anticipated; though the confined air in our little rooms is very uncomfortable, and on deck the sun beats down and causes a general head-ache; but being favored as we are with a fresh breeze we make ourselves tolerably comfortable. (Samuel & Nancy Ruggles)
13. – We shall cross the equator today providence permitting. Oh what indifference to the improvement of my mind. I hope soon to become inured to these burning suns. (Samuel Whitney Journal)