Twenty seven below this morning at seven oclock. The wind from the south and has been snowing a little all day, but not enough to amount to anything and very little wind. The Com. left today for the Northern trip with two Eskimos the last of the party he is one day earlier than last time. We haven't had any heavy gales this time so expect the ice will be in pretty good condition but can't tell what has been going on to the far north of us but am in hopes the ice isn't broken up any, although expect deep snow for the wind hasnt blown hard enough here to pack it down hard.