Sanded and varnished mainmast this morning. Watched a couple of navy planes and finished my articles this PM. We left at five – sails went up better than ever before. We seemed to anticipate every order. SE breeze.

Tommy Tutt, American (Texas) Army engineer down here working on the navy base, told us that we only got the right to least land of the fifty destroyers. That is not what I thought, but he swears it’s true. If it is right a lot of people have been duped.