November 16, 1819 – Contrary winds still impede our progress. This evening in a prudential meeting of the brethren adopted several important regulations, with respect to our immediate concerns. Committed to Capt. C. the care of our provisions and property in common stock, and to Dr. Holman the superintendance of the medical stores. Requested Capt. B. to order our Table and provide at our meals. and in order to maintain suitable regularity and at the same time make ourselves as comfortable as our situation would admit, agreed unanimously that if any member of the family should need any thing from our common stores different from what was prepared for the family, at any time, such person should speak to Capt. B. for his permission. (Thaddeus Journal)
Nov. 16th. Winds still contrary—scarce any progress in our way, these many days. Have been in lat. 37 and 38 for more than ten days. How are we taught that they are GOD’s winds, not ours—at his command, and his alone. (Sybil Bingham)
Nov 16. Our Heavenly Father is trying us with adverse winds. For eight or ten days past the wind has been very unfavourable. We have been tossed about, sometimes in one direction and then in another, without making much progress. Capt B says, could we have had a favourable winds, we probably should have proceeded near to thousand miles father on our voyage. I hope we shall not be disposed to murmur, but be enabled cheerfully to acquiesce in all the dispensations of providence. By these adverse scenes, God is teaching us submission. O may we humble ourselves under his frowns, and thereby learn obedience. (Mercy Partridge Whitney Journal)
Nov. 16, At a Meeting of the brethren composing the Mission to the Sandwich Islands, on board the Brig Thaddeus, November 16, 1819, – Rev. Asa Thurston was chosen Chairman and Elisha Loomis Clerk –
Voted – That Capt. Daniel Chamberlain and Dr. Thomas Holman be a Committee to oversee the affairs of George P. Tamoree.
That the domestic concerns and Provisions of the Mission Family be committed to the care of Capt. Chamberlain, and that brothers Samuel Whitney and Samuel Ruggles be his Assistants.
That the Medical Stores be committed to the care of Doct. Thomas Holman.
That at our Meals all the Members of the Mission be present, if convenient, and take their seats in order; that a blessing be asked before the family is served;- and that no member leave the table until thanks are returned, except by leave of the Captain.
That the brethren of the Mission meet once a week for prudential purposes. – Adjourned. (Minutes of the Prudential Meetings of the Mission Family)
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