Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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Seafaring spirit

"In my younger days, I applied for a midshipman's warrant, which thanks to my stars, I did not obtain. Now nothing could induce me to wear damp linen all my life, roll about a ship in the day and breath the same air a the whole night, as seafaring men are compelled to do."

From page 1 of J. Johnston Pettigrew's travel diary (Subseries 3.3; Folder 525) in the Pettigrew Family Papers #592, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Aha! I knew that we had a lot in common :)
Tags: books, history, pettigrew, pictures, sailing

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