12 September 1770
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12 September 1770

Wednesday 12th Winds between the S ^& Wt a light breeze and clear weather. In the PM stood in shore untill 8 oClock than Tack'd and Stood off being about 3 or 4 Leagues from the Land, which at dark extend[ed] from SW1/2W to NE, at this time we Sounded and had no ground with 140 fathoms of line being not above 4 Leagues from the Land. At 12 oClock we Tack'd and Stood in having but little wind and continued so untill Noon   At which time we were by observation in Latitude 9°..36' So the Log this 24 hours gave 18 Miles westing but it did not appear by the Land that we had made so much. We saw several smooks upon the Land by Day and fires in the Night

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