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It fell to my lot to go to Gov. Elbery's to deliver letters - got McClintocks & on time one [[A.U Elk?]], Sterry accompanied - went to Lieut Gov. - roused him & wife - told him my wishes - got a present of Esquimaux made hunting bag & of fossil stones.  Went to Gov E - [[insertion]] outer [[/outer]] door [[insertion]] was [[/insertion]] unlocked as is customary! - delivered letters for America. - on returning wind in the S.W. & orders issued for all to turn in - thus [[insertion]] I have [[/insertion]] a prospect of writing more letters than one.
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[[strikethrough]] Wednesday [[/strikethrough]]
Tuesday, July 17th, 1860
This morning beautiful - Sun in all its glory - but - musquitos enjoying this as any other of God's creatures. A real musquito morning indeed!
This afternoon Capt. Budington & I visited the Governor.  We were taken up into his high-office that looked out upon the Sea and harbor. The Governor presented me with an Esquimaux "tooth-pick & ear cleaner" of walrus ivory - & "6 skillings", paper money as specimen of the money paid to Smith & Sterry for 4 lbs. best tobacco!
Gov Elbery presented each a work [[insertion]] (story Book) [[/insertion]] by Dr [[Rink?]] in Esquimaux.
Started for a call on the Priests lady & Miss Bülow. Gov. and Capt B. go down to warehouse - I sent along over to - as above. Am welcomed - commence to talk American with Miss Bülow.  She Answers my enquiries intelligibly in American; finally asked her

Transcription Notes:
Ch has a way of writing some of his 'e's that look like 'r's sometimes - they lie backwards. 'ss'old hand looks like 'fs'. Sterry & Elbery are correct.

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