22 October 1769
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22 October 1769

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22 October 1769

Sunday 22nd P.M. light breezes and Clowdy   About or a little after noon several of the natives came off to the Ship in their Canoes and began to traffic with us, our people giving them Georges Island Cloth for theirs, for they had little else to dispose of.   this kind of exchange they seemd at first very fond of and prefer'd the Cloth we had got at the Islands to English Cloth, but it fell in its Value above 500 per cent before night. I had some of them on board and shewed them the Ship with which they were well pleased —

The same friendly disposission was observe'd by those on Shore and upon the whole they behaved as well or better than one could expect, But as the geting the Water from the shore proved so very tedious on account of the surf, preparing ^I resolved upon leaving this place in the morning ^and Accordingly at 5 AM. we weigh'd and put to Sea - This Bay is called by the Natives Tegadoo    it lies in the Latitude of 38°..16' but as it hath nothing to recommend it so I shall give no discription of it. there is plenty of wild sellery and we purchased of the natives 10 or 15 pounds of sweet Potatous    they have pretty large plantations of these.   but at present they are scarce it being too early in the season —

At Noon, the Bay of Tegadoo bore W1/2 S distant 8 Leagues and a very high doubled peek'd Mountain some distance in land bore NWBW. Latd Observ'd 38°.13' - Winds at North a fresh gale —

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