15 October 1768
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15 October 1768

Week Days Month Days Winds Course Dist.ce in
Lat.d in Long.d in West from
Bearings at Noon
Saturday 15 SSW to SE S 30° E. 12 6° 38' 22° 30' Do NBE Dt 187 Ls

First part Little wind and clowdy, Middle Squally with rain, latter part Light airs and clear weather. A little before noon to took several Observations of the & the mean result of which gave the Long;d to be 23° 46' West from Greenwich, which is 1° 22' More westerly than that by account carried on from the last observation. And the Observed Latitude is 24 Miles more notherly than the Logg since the last observation 2 days ago - all of which shews that the North-Westerly current hath prevail'd for these some days past.

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