Lieutenant William Bligh diary handwritten leaf recounting his uncomfortable journey to London (for surveying the Coast near Dungeness in preparation of the Napoleonic Wars)in 1803. He writes, Friday 16, 1803 "[Dear Wm?] At 4 this morning I got into the [Balloon] Coach [ ] Passengers [two] ladies, sisters called Miss Wear's. Very much [destroyed?] by the frequent stopping of the coachmen.Saturday 17, 1803
After a tedious & unpleasant nights traveling and...
16-17 [December?] 1803