27 August 1770
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27 August 1770

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27 August 1770

Monday 27th Fresh breezes between the EBN and ESE with which we steerd west untill sun set, depth of water from 27 to 23 fathom. We now reef'd the Topsails shortend sail and hoisted in the Pinnace and Long-boat up along side and afterwards kept upon awind all night under our Topsails, 4 hours on one tack and 4 on the other depth of water 25 fathom very even Soundings. At Day light made all the Sail we could and Steerd WNW, untill 8 o'Clok than NW. At Noon we were by Observation in the Latitude of 9°..56' St Longitude 221°..00' West. Variation 2°..30' East - Course and Distance saild sence yesterday at Noon, N. 73°..30' West 49 Miles —

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