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14 January 1770

Sunday 14th PM had a gentle breeze at West which afterwards ^in the Even.g Came to NWBW and continued so all night and blowed a fresh breeze. We steer'd along shore ESE and SEBE, keeping between two and three Leagues ^off    At 1/2 past 7 PM saw for a few minutes Mount Egmont which bore from us N 17° Wt distant 10 Leagues. At 5 AM steer'd SEBS the land inclineing more southerly, but half an hour after we saw land bearing SWBS which we haule'd up for, at this time the weather was squally attended with showers of rain. At Noon had a steady fresh breeze at WBN and Clowdy weather; the SW extremity of the land in sight bore So 63° West and some high land which makes like an Island lying under the Main bore SSE distant 5 Leagues: The bottom of the Bay we are now in, and which bears from us south, we cannot see, altho it is very clear in that quarter. Our Latitude by observation is 40° 27' So Longitude 184°.. 39' West —


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