I engage passage from Charleston to the city of New York, in the packet-ship "Independence," Captain Hardy. We are to sail on the fifteenth of June but today, I'm going on board to arrange some matters in my state-room.
Captain told me that Cornelius Wyatt, a young artist, one of my good friend would also be here with his family. We have been friend since we studied at C- University
So many beautiful ladies on this ship
While waiting for Cornelius Wyatt, I observe the list of passenger
Why did Wyatt ask for three state-rooms for four persons?
Mr. Cornelius Wyatt engaged three state-rooms; with his wife and two sisters
I know you have been waiting for Mr. Wyatt for an hour. I apologize for the inconvenience, Mrs. Wyatt was a little indisposed, and would decline coming on board until to-morrow, at the hour of sailing.
The morrow having arrived. I met Captain Hardy on the way to the wharf, he told me the 'Independence' would not sail for a day or two due to Cornelius Wyatt's circumstances, and he would tell me when we were ready. I did not receive the expected message from the captain for nearly a week.