McBride and I made observations this morning for time and [MS illegible]. While at work, which we began at 6:30, the Topeka appeared coming [up] the inlet. The Capt. and officers were very polite, asked us to lunch and gave us provisions. I made a comparison of my chromometer with the Captain's. All, with exception of me, lunched on board; I made observations for latitudes with Gurley transit and came out
58 degrees x 53' [Written in margin:] (This observation was bad). In the afternoon the morning observations were repeated. Weather beautiful.