Deck and Port; Or, Incidents of a Cruise in the United States Frigate Congress to California


p. 16, in Hampton Roads: Sunday, Oct. 26 [1845]. This being the sabbath, we had divine service. The crew were attentive: not the rustle of a hand or foot disturbed the stillness; the speaker’s voice only broke the silence of the deck. The text was the injunction of the prophet, “Go up now, look towards the sea.”