Cayo Hueso

Josephine’s Journal
The Account of an Indentured Servant’s Adventures with the Crewe of the Archangel

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November 23
Today, Monsieur Lasseter informed me that we would be leaving on the morrow for the southern-most point of Spanish Florida. He was vague in his information, as happens on occasion; saying only that Capitaine Sterling had received word from British authorities that he was to regain order in the area as well as conduct a trial for the Admiralty. It seems that the British troops stationed there are experiencing difficulty in maintaining their power amongst the pirates. I questioned the Master Gunner as to whether we would be fighting the Spanish pirates or the British troops. He answered not, leaving me only to speculate. I have gathered my herbs in preparation for travel, focusing on wound-healing as I am expecting the power transition to not go smoothly.

Submitting papers before weighing anchor

Quartermaster Roberts paying the ship’s chandler as we tie up any loose ends

November 24
The crewe gathered at our cottage in the Carolina colony this evening, (the Archangel having been anchored off shore for the past month loading new great guns and some extra cargo.) I was put to work prior to their arrival and prepared a hot, filling meal before our voyage. Once all had assembled, details of the voyage were given and last minute cargo and stores were loaded on board.

Mistress McDonough come to bid the Master-at-arms Godspeed

Mistress McDonough come to bid the Master-at-arms Godspeed

The journey, which has begun, is expected to be long and increasingly dangerous as we pass into the waters of Spanish Florida. Despite the dangers, I am looking forward to a warmer climate, even if only for a short time.

Making last minute purchases, Alice Mason, Mae Harrington & Mistress Cole

Making last minute purchases, Alice Mason, Mae Harrington & Mistress Cole


J.Otte copyright 2013

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2 Responses to “Cayo Hueso”

  1. i have heard this before but can’t recall where i did, still interesting though,

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