12 March 1771
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12 March 1771

Week Days Mo Days Winds Course's Distce Saild Lat. in South Longd in West  
        Miles °       ' °          '  
Tuesday 12 East SE So69° 30' Wt 37 34..58 339..30 pr Obn  
    Southerly       329..17' pr R.  

In the PM had the wind a[t] SE & East with which we steer'd a long shore West & WSW. At 6 Cape Laguillas bore West distant 3 Leagues, At 8 the wind being than at South we Tackd and stood off being about 2 Leagues from the Cape which bore about WNW, in this Situation had 33 fm water.   The wind continued between SW and South all night in times very squally with rain At 2 AM Tack'd to the westward untill near 8 when we again stood off. Cape Laguillas NW distant 2 or 3 Leagues - At 9 the weather clear'd up and the wind fix'd at SBW    we Tackd and stood to the westward - At Noon Cape Laguillas bore NEBN distt 4 Leagues - the Land of this Cape is very low & ^sandy next the Sea    inland it is of a Moderate ^height Latitude 34°..50' Longd 339°..23' Wt or 20°..37' Et deduce'd from yesterdys Observations

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