with his own, special, invaluable
crab-stick for $6 � not to me.
Desiring to buy cocoa-nuts, called
at the house of the Gigers and saw
Miss Sally � whose acquaintance I
made here, last August. The Gigers
are about as well known to the
U. S. navy, as according to Lever,
the Dalrymples were to the Eng-
lish army. The father is a char-
acter, an illiterate old pilot, fa-
mous for his �nice derangement
of epitaphs� a la Mrs Malaprop.
He says his daughters are �the
most costive of girls &c.� The
family is about to remove bodily
to New Jersey, as Miss Sally
told me. Aboard, and by noon
off for Hilton Head � an unin-
tended destination. We could get
but 150 tons of coals at Key
West and go to Port Royal for
more. 17. Tuesday. At sea.