8 October 1770
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8 October 1770

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8 October 1770

Monday 8th Had it Calm untill 4 in the PM when we a got the Sea breeze at NE, very faint, with which we weighd and stood to the Eastward past Wapping Island and the first Island to the Eastward of it, falling little wind we were carried by the Current between this last Island and the 2nd Island to the Eastward of Wapping Isd, where we were obliged to Anchor in 30 fathom being very near a ledge of Rocks which spited out from one of the Islands - At 1/2 past 2 o'Clock in the AM weighd with the Land wind at South and stood out clear of the Shoal where we were again Obliged to come to an Anchor, having variable light winds attended with Thunder and Rain - At 5 oClock the weather being fair and a light breeze at south we weighd, but makeing little or no way against the Current we soon after came too again in 28 fathom near a small Island call'd ———— not laid down in the Charts, Pulo Pare bore ENE distant 6 or 7 miles — While we lay here a Proe came along side wherein were two Malays who sold us 3 Turtle weighing 147 pounds for a Spanish Dollar, some on board thought them dear, but ^I thought they were Cheap, founding my judgement on the price the two Dutchmen that were on board before set upon those they had one of which we paid a Dollor for that w[e]ighed only 36 pounds -

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