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18 March 1770

Sunday 18th In the PM had a fresh breeze at SWBW attended with drizling rain. At 8 oClock being about 3 Leagues from the land shortend sail and brought too having run 10 Leagues NEBE sence noon. at this time had 44 fathom water and 2 hours before had 17 fathom a fine sandy bottom being than about 1 League from the shore - had it calm the most part of the night and untill 10 oClock AM when a light breeze sprung up at SWBW and we made sail along shore NEBN having a large swell from the WSW which ^had risen in the night - At Noon Latitude in per Obsern 43°..4' So Course and distance saild sence yesterday is No 54° East 54 Miles - Longitude made from Cape West 4°..12' East. The Mountains and some of the Vallies we observed this morning were wholy coverd with snow, part of which we suppos'd to have fallen in the PM and fore part of the night at the time that we had rain, and yet the weather is not c^old.


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