25 August 1770
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25 August 1770

Saturday 25th Winds at NE and ENE a gentle breeze   Being resolve'd not the to leave the Anchor behind while there remaind the least probabillity of geting of it; After dinner I sent the Boats again to sweep for it first with a small line which succeeded, and now we know'd where it lay we found it no very hard matter to sweep it with a hawser,   this done we hove the Ship up to it by the same hawser but just as it was allmost up and down the Hawser slip'd and left us all to do over again   by this time it was dark and obliged us to leave of untill day light in the Morning when we Sweep'd it again and hove it up to the bows, and by 8 oClock weigh'd the other Anchor, got under sail and stood away NW having a fresh breeze at ENE. At Noon we were by observation in the Latitude of 10°..18' St Longde 219°..39' Wt having no land in sight but about 2 Miles to the Southward of us lay a Shoal on which the Sea broke ^and I beleive a part of it drys at Low-water it extended NW and SE and might be about 4 or 5 Leagues in circuit - depth of water at this time and sence we weigh'd 9 fathom —

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