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5 October 1768

Week Days Month Days Winds Course Dist.ce in
Miles
Latitude in Longd in West from
Greenwich
Bearings at Noon
Wednesday 5th Calm NE E S 29 E. 57 10 56' 22 3' Bonavista SE Pt N 2 Dt 101 Legs

Light breeze of wind sometimes clear and sometimes clowdy weather. Variation 6 10' West by an Azimuth and Amplitude this evening. At Noon found the ship by the Observ'd Latitude 7 Miles to the southward of the Logg, and^ by the observed Longitude 30' to the Eastward of Yesterdays Observation; and as these Observations for finding the Longd / if carefully observed with good Instruments / will generally come within 10 or 15 Ms of each other and very often much nearer, it therefore can be no longer a doubt but that there is a current setting to the Eastward. Yet we cannot have had this current long because the Longitude by account and by ^ that by Observation agree to-day but yesterday she was 28' to the westward of the Observation.



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