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8. feel to be in the performance of a duty I owe to mankind, myself, God. Thus feeling, I am strong at heart - full of faith - ready to do or die in the cause I have espoused. The sun set about 10 minutes of 1 X O'Clock. It was quite light at X O'Clk. The Capt. sent one of the watch to the mast-head to look out for Icebergs. None were seen - the Capt. thinks tomorrow will bring us into the vicinity of some. With great solicitude I await the time I can place my eyes upon Ice-fields Icebergs, Glaciers, Hummochs, Pack, etc. [[end page]] [[start page]] 9. Thursday, June, 21st 1860 This morning, a few minutes after 8 O'clock, I went upon deck to take my usual exercise. I noticed or felt a perceptible change in the temperature of the air. I looked at the Thermometer & found it filling. Testing the sea-water, found that much colder also, but two degrees from freezing point. I told the Captain that we were near Ice-bergs. I went to "Stevvy" & told him that within three hours we would see Ice. Though "Stevvy" had been on several voyages to the Arctic Regions, had spent 4 winters there, yet he doubted my prediction proving true. He said: [[underlined]] we should not [[/underlined]] - & that he would bet sixpence [underlined]] we should not [[/underlined]]. At twelve O'clock Capt. Buddington sung out: Ice-bergs! Ice-bergs!
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