31 January 1771
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31 January 1771

Weeks Ds Mo Ds Winds Courses Distce Sail'd Miles Lat. in South Longd in Wt from Greenwh Bearings &Ca at Noon
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Thursday 31 ESE SW 60 13..42 259..55  

First part Moderate and fair, the remainder frequent squalls attended with showers of rain. In the Course of this 24 hours we have had four Men died of the Flux, viz. Jno Thompson Ships Cook, Benj. Jordan Carpenters Mate, James Nicholson and Archd Wolfe Seamen. A Melancholy proff of the Calamitous ^Situation we are at present in, having hardly well men enough to tend the Sails and look after the Sick, many of the latter are so ill that we have not the least hopes of their recovery —

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