September 25th, 1829

Cloudy and rainy weather, but a good breeze, which makes some smiling faces, though it  is discouraging to be three days getting out of this  bay. However, now we have passed the Corregidor, we are in hopes we shall again have our luck. I have felt really homesick these three days past. How shall I support four years’ absence. It is just four months to-day since we left.