15 August 1770
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15 August 1770

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15 August 1770

Wednesday 15th Fresh Trade at SE and clear weather   At 6 oClock in the evening shortned sail and brought too with her head to the NE. At 6 oClock in the AM made sail and steer'd West in order to make the land being feerful of over shooting the Passage supposeing there to be one between this land and New Guinea - At Noon we had no land in sight our latitude by observation was 13°..2' South Longitude 216°..0' West which was 1°..23' to the West of Lizard Island —

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