Run until 1 this morning and was obliged to anchor in the fog again, started again at 6 ½ the steamship Cahambra passed us on the way up, also a tow that was astern when the fog cleared, we are hoping to be in to night, the Capt has been on board to see how far up the river he must take us that sounds encouraging, it is just 7 “let go the anchor” Oh what a sound we have just heard it the sixth time in as many nights, doomed to disappointment, our passage up the river has been very tedious, we have had the slowest boat on the river, and she has had a heavy tow, two large & deeply laden ships, and what is still more trying the most powerful boat passed us to day with one small ship in tow.

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