21 February 1771
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21 February 1771

Week Ds Mo Ds Winds Course's Distce Saild Lat. in South Longd in West from Greenwh Bearings at Noon
        Miles °       ' °          '  
Thurs. 21 South to ESE WBS 126 25..21 304..39 Pr Accot  
            306° 34' pr Obsn  

First and Middle parts, fair weather, Latter - Squally attended with Showers of rain    Between 2 and 3 oClock in the PM took Several observation[s] of the Sun and Moon, the Mean Result of them gave 304°..33' Wt   Longitude from Greenwich, which is 1°.55' west of Account and corisponds very well with the last observations for at that time the Ship was 2°..10' West of account. In the night died of the flux Alexr Simpson ^a very good Seaman. In the Morning Punished Thos Rossiter with Twelve Lashes for geting Drunk, grossly Asaulting the Officer of the Watch and beating some of the Sick —

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