1855 Sabbath morning at anchor at the mouth of the Mississippi, one of the men caught a white crane last night and confined him on the forward house, long enough for Miss Fanny to look at him this morning, then cut the string that held him, and away he flew, at half past one the Anglo Norman & Anglo American came alongside made fast & at two started to take us over the bar, they tugged and pulled at us as if they would pull us in two pieces 4 hours the left us stuck in the mud like Oliver Flood

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