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30 March 1769

Week D.s Month Days Winds Courses Dist: Sail'd in Miles Lat. In South Longd in West from Greenw:h Bearings at Noon
Thursday 30 Calm Varble SSE N 40° W. 53 19..34 129..27  

First part Calm and close Clowdy weather, in the night had variable winds and weather with rain.   AM Gentle breezes and Clowdy wea:r - Between 10 and AM took several Obsern of the Sun and Moon, the mean result of them gave the Longitude of the Ship at Noon to be 127°..38' and is 1°..49' Et of the Longitude given by the Log, but on the 14th Inst. the Ship by Observation was 47' West of the Log.  therefore she must have lost 2°..36' of the Log sence the last Observations   An error too great to be accounted for —



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