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21 February 1770

Wednesday 21st Wind at South a fresh gale. At 2 P.M. being in 50 fathom water and 12 Leagues from the land, we tacked and stood in shore until 8 oClock when we tacked and Stood off untill 4 AM. then tack'd and stood in. At 8 oClock being 10 Leagues from the land had 57 fathom. At noon being in the Latitude 44°..35 and 5 or 6 Leagues from the land had 36 fathom.   notwithstanding we have carried as much sail as the Ship could bear it is apparent from the Obserd Latitude that we have been drove 3 Leagues to leeward sence yesterday —


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