2 March 1770
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2 March 1770

Friday 2nd. Strong gales from the Westwd with heavy squals attended with showers of rain    In the PM stood to the Southward untill 1/2 past 3 when being in the Latitude ^of 48°..0 South and Longde 188° 43 0' Wt and seeing no vissible signs of land we tack'd and stood to the northward, having a very large SW ell from the SWBW. soon after we tack'd we close reef'd the Topsails and in the night was were obliged to hand them, but at day light set them again - At Noon our Latitude by obsern was 46°..42' So Cape Saunders bearing No 46° Wt Distant 68 Miles

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