November 21, 1819 – Not allowed to attend public service in consequence of the roughness of the weather.
Lat. 33. 49. Lon. 34. 21 (Thaddeus Journal)
Nov 21. We have had public worship but twice since we came on board; owing to seasickness and bad weather. Probably my dear friends, have this day enjoyed the privilege of assembling for the worship of God in his earthly courts. A precious privilege indeed! O how delightful to go up to the house of the Lord, – there to unite with his saints in worship. Often can I say with the Psalmist, “my soul longeth, yea even fainteth for the courts.” But though deprived of many precious privileges I am happy. I find that God is every where present, and equally able to grant comfort and consolation here as in any place whatever. (Mercy Partridge Whitney Journal)
Nov. 21st. No public worship this Sabbath, owing to the indisposition of our pious friends, who suffer much from sea-sickness every time it comes on to blow. (James Hunnewell)