May 1 - 5

May 1st

Pleasant throughout. Coolies quiet contented and on deck as usual. Strong breeze, Cool weather, very cool & clean below. Sick coolies about the same. Not so many as yesterday. Gave the Coolies food as per memorandum – sick had what they required. Coolies do not consume as much food (Rice) as formerly. Nothing of note transpired. Coolies behave well. Have a very good discipline with them. Food cooked very well –

 

May 2nd

Pleasant throughout, coolies quiet and contented on deck as usual. Gave food as per memorandum. Good breeze, Cool weather, cool below & clean. Sick coolies in hospital are Nos. 131, 322, 147, 178, 84, 321, 276, 200, 377, 446, 49. Nos. 360, 480 sent below, recovered. No. 200 very sick – am afraid of him. The others are pretty sick but No. 200 is the worst. They have what they require – Gave food as per memorandum. Shall give coolies pork as formerly now as the weather is cool and the Fish is getting bad. I think that the coolies eating pork in hot weather or oil with their food is more of a heating nature than fish. At least I think it has proved so with us. Sprinkled vinegar below today.

 

May 3rd

Pleasant throughout, Coolies quiet and contented on deck as usual. Clean below & cool weather, cool below. Number of sick coolies diminishing. Sick coolies in hospital are Nos. 268, 49, 446 – 377, 276, 321, 84, 178, 131. No. 200 died at 4 P.M. Buried him at six. Gave No. 418 a punishment and shackled to a ringbolt bolt, for bad behavior. Gave coolies food as per memorandum. Sick coolies have what they require. Counted coolies today—470. Gave No. 317 a punishment for stealing.

 

May 4th

Pleasant throughout, Coolies on deck, quiet & contented – cleaned below, &. Cool weather. Cool below. Sick coolies about the same. At 10 P.M. yesterday died very sudden Coolie No. 321 – Buried at day light. Same coolies in hospital today as yesterday. Give coolie No. 463 a light punishment for committing nuisance below. Gave coolies food as per memorandum. Shall give the coolies a fresh Pig for tomorrows Breakfast. Killed this afternoon. Sick coolies have what they require. Coolie No. 394 sick and said he must jump overboard & die – tied him and put a watch on him. Coolies behave very well.

 

May 5th

Pleasant with light breeze, warm weather, coolies on deck but was sent below out of the hot sun at Noon. Not so cool below. Coolies quiet and contented. Behave well. Let 418 out of irons, he promising better behavior. Cleaned below as usual. Sick coolies in hospital are Nos. 276, 268, 131, 49, 84, 178, 349 – Nos. 446, 377 sent below, better. No. 276 pretty sick-- the others are pretty bad but No. 276 is the worst. Coolies washing & cleaning themselves Counted coolies --469 in Number. Gave food as memorandum, food cooked well.