January 21, 1820 – no entry. (Thaddeus Journal)
Jan. 21st. I have been on board thirteen weeks, and have never seen the prow of the vessel till this noon.
I have been out to have my walk as usual, and have ventured, among all the things, with Mr. B—, to that end. We have scarce ever sailed at the rate we are now sailing, —about nine knots an hour. It appeared, when I looked over, to give me a pretty just idea of “plowing the Main”. We shall soon be at the Cape, if prospered with the present winds. (Sybil Bingham)