This morning the Courier lost herself in the fog but at about ten o clock we found her again. I will now give a list of the names of the officers and principal passengers on board the Sensible.
Captain Bidé de Chavagnes. A chevalier of the order of Saint Louis and captain of his most Christian Majesty's frigate La Sensible.
r de Gois briand [Goësbriand]
2'd in command
Mr. Riordan [Le Chevalier D'Arriardant]
Mr. Painker [Le Chevalier de Pincaire]
Mr. Du Breuil [Breville] auxiliary officers.
Mr. De La Guérivieres [Le Chevalier de Guerivierre]
Mr. De La Roche [la Roche de St. André]
Coll. Fleury, a French Gentleman Coll. in the American army4
Mr. De Moléon
Mr. De Lancuville
other French Gentlemen in the american army
There are a Great Number of other french Gentlemen whose names I don't know.
Sammy Cooper Johonnot
My Brother Charles and myself.
Sammy Cooper whom I have before spoke of is a very agreable young Gentleman and makes the passage much less tedious to me than it would be if he had not came with us.
At about 12 o clock we sounded and found bottom at thirty fathom deep. We fish'd a half an hour but caught nothing. Very foggy all day till about 6 o clock PM it clear'd up. 9 o clock. A fresh breeze from the west. Sailors say that when there is a bad wind drink a bowl of punch upon the Captson and the wind will come right. Mr. Dana Mr. Allen and Mr. Thaxter try'd the experiment and the wind changed and came fair; there's super stition for you.