From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:
5 October 1831
First performance at the Royal Theatre of Skibet, Vaudeville i een Act (The Ship, a Vaudeville in one Act), based on La Quarantaine by Scribes and Mazeres. A book version is published on the same date (with a picture of a steamship on the cover). According to HCA himself, the play was very well received, although the audience felt the songs were too short; they should have been more like Heiberg's vaudeville songs. It is performed 5 times.
HCA has arranged for his mother to have meals from the public food kitchen, at his expense. His mother, however, would prefer the money. HCA remained steadfast on this issue.