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10 November 1768

Week Days Month Days Winds Course Dist. in Miles Latd in Longd in West from Greenwich Bearings at Noon
Thursday 10 SSE SEES SBE   17 M. 21° 30'   pr Acct. 37° 43'

Moderate breeze and hazey upon the land. Stood in for the Shore SW1/2W depth of Water from 10 to 9 fm and from 9 to 16 fm being then 4 Leagues from the land, from 16 it shoald in gradually to 5 fm Then we tacked being about l1/2 League from the shore. The extreames of the land to the southward which we took for Cape S.t Thomes bore S3/4W distant 4 Leagues, the land from Cape S.t Thomes to the Northward lies NBE1/2E, Along the shore is lowland covered with wood, and sandy beaches, but inland are very high mountains the greatest part of them being hid in the clowds. Stood off untill 5 in the morning East and EBS. depth of water 10, 20, l6, 23, and 30 fm At Noon Lat.d observed 21°..30', depth of water 14 fm grey sand with black specks, extreames of the land from SWBW to NNW distant 12 or 14 Leagues.

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