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24 October 1769

Tuesday, 24th Winds Westerly and fine weather. This afternoon, as soon as the Ship was moor'd, I went ashore to examine the Watering place, accompan'd by Mr Banks and Dr Solander. I found the water good and the place the pretty convenient, and plenty of Wood close to high water mark and the natives to all appearence not only very friendly, but ready to traffic with us for what little they had. Early in the Morning I sent Lieutenant Gore a Shore to superintend the Cuting Wood and filling of Water with a Sufficient number of men for both purposes and all the Marines as a guard,   after breakfast I went on shore my self and remain'd there the whole day, but before this Mr Green and I took several observations of the Sun and Moon, the mean result of them gave 180°..47' West Longd from the Meridian of Greenwich ^but as all the obserns made before exceeded these I have laid down this coast agree^able to the mean of the whole - At noon I took the Suns Meridian Altd with the Astrol Quadt and found the Latitude to be 38°..22'..24" So


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