2 September 1770
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2 September 1770

Sunday 2nd. In the PM had it calm untill 2 oClock, when a light breeze sprung up at NBE and we stood in for the Land EBN untill 5 oClock, at which time we got the wind from the SW a light breeze with which we steer'd NE edgeing in for the land, having it in sight from the deck and which I judged to be about 3 or 4 Leagues off being all very low-Land. Found the Variation to be 2°34' East and a little before 8 oClock having but little wind we Anchord in 7 fathom water a soft Muddy bottom. In the After-noon and Evening we saw several Sea Snakes some of which the People in the Boat along side took up by hand. At Day light in the Mor[n]ing we got under sail and Stood away to the NNE having a fresh gale at East, which by Noon brought us into the Latitude of 7°14 S, Longd 222°30' W. Depth of water 13 fathom. Course and distance sailed sence yesterday Noon is N 24° East 27 miles, having at this time no land in sight for the land according to the Charts trends more Easterly than the wind would permit us to sail.

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