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9 June 1770

Saturday 9th Winds between the South and SE a gentle breeze and clear weather, with which we steer'd NBW as the land lay the northern extreme of which at sun set bore N. 25° West. We kept on our Course under an easy sail all night having from 12 to 15 fathom water at the distant of about 3 or 4 Leagues from the land. At 6 oClock in the AM we were abreast of some small Islands ^which we called Frankland Isles that lay about 2 Leagues from the main land the northern point of which in sight bore NBW1/2W but this we afterwards found to be an Island tolerable high and about 4 Miles in circuit,   it lies about 2 Miles from the point on the Main, between which we went with the Ship and wasere in the Middle of the Channel at Noon and by observation in the Latitude of 16°..55', where we had 20 fathoms water Course and distance Saild since Yesterday at Noon is N       West dist Miles. The point of land we were now abreast off I call'd Cape Grafton / Latde 16°..55' So Longde 214° 11' west / it is tolerable high land and so is the whole coast for 20 Leagues to the southward and hath a very rocky surface which is thinly cover'd with wood - In the night we saw several fires along shore and a little before noon some people


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