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rocked so that he could not stand, but took him, and
hitched out of the cabin; took him into the berth, & lulled
him fast asleep -- We had a most shocking time -- I was
sick till the very last moment, and now throughly know all
the horrors of Sea Sickness. It was late at night when we
reached Norfolk, but it is considered dangerous to stop there,
as the Yellow Fever still rages there -- and the regular line
of stages which would have carried us on, if the boat had
met with no delay had already gone, & we must be detained
there three or four days -- The passengers were taken over
in small boats to Portsmouth -- this place; except those
who chose to remain on board -- We did not like to remain
in such close neighborhood of the Yellow Fever, but preferred
it to getting into a small boat with the baby in the midst of
a dark night.

Yesterday morning we were rowed over to this place, and
with joy, left the dismal wharf of Norfolk behind; it looked
as if infection might well dwell there; we passed Old Point
Comfort in the night, and I did not see it; there was a young
lieutenant from West Point, a fellow passenger of ours, who
was going to reside there; a very pleasant, companionable
youth -- We found very agreeable company on board-, there
requires no introduction; the unceremonious manner in which you are
cabined together prevents the necessity of it. We shall
probably stay here till Tuesday morning, when we shall take
the boat for Petersburg. We see here a strong contrast

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