Entry of 11 July 1842 in journal of the ship Potomac

Entry is regarding Acushnet deserters in the Marquesas [which would have included Melville], courtesy of Peter Black, in "The Age of Moby-Dick" exhibit, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
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