8 March 1771
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8 March 1771

Week Days Mo Ds Winds Course's Distce Saild Lat. in South Longd in West  
        Miles °       ' °          '  
Friday 8 Do S391/2° 34..18 34..18 333..19 Pr Ob.  
    Easterly       324..23 pr R.  

In the PM Stood to the westward with the Wind at SBW untill 4 oClock than again to the Eastward having the land in sight extending from NNE to WBN distant 8 Leagues - At 12 the wind ver'd to the Eastward and before noon blowd a fresh breeze with which we steerd SW- At 7 the land extending from NNW to ENE distant 10 or 12 Ls. Found the Variation by the Ampd to be 28°.30' West and by an Azth 28°..8' West    At Noon Lat. Observed 34°..18' which is 93 Miles to the Southward of that given by the Log. or dead reckoning sence the last Observation — and by an ob. of ye & made this morning found the ship had got 7°..4' ^Wt of ye log since my last observations

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