Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Friday, Jan. 31

I painted a Chinese bird from the Expedition in Japan.  The books contain a number of beautiful plates, birds, fishes, shells, &c.
Snow melting off.  The Burnside expedition encountered a storm off the Carolina coast, which disabled eight or ten vessels, one wrecked loaded with ammunition,  another with horses.  Not more than six or eight lives lost.  The expedition consisted of one hundred and eighty five vessels, it is said.

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