28 August 1769
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28 August 1769

Week Days &Ca Winds Courses Distce Saild In [Miles] Latd In [South] Longd In [West of Greenwich] Bearings &Ca Noon
Mon. 28 Northly South 110 35. 34 147. 25  

Fresh gales and Clowdy with rain on the latter part. At 10. AM, departed this life Jno Radon Boatswains Mate, his death was occasioned by the Boatswain, out of mere good nature, giving him part of a Bottle of rum last night, which it is supposed he drank all at once, he was found to be very much in Liquor last night, but as this was no more than what was common with him when he could get any, no farther notice was taken of him then to put him to Bed where this morning about 8 oClock he was found speechless and past recovery —

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