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13 March 1771

WEDNESDAY 13th. In the PM having the Wind at South we steerd a long shore WBS1/2S until 3 oClock, when finding this Course carried us off from the land we Steerd WBN. At 6 oClock Cape Laguillas or the high land over it bore EBN Distant 12 Leagues and the Westermost land in sight NW1/2W. We continued a WBN Course with the wind at SE untill day light in the Morning, when we hauld in NW and NWBN, At 8 the Cape of Good hope NWBN and at 10 we were abreast of it, and distant off about 1 League or little more. We pass'd close without a rock on which the Sea brok[e] very high, it lies about a League right out to sea from the Cape. After passing the Cape we keept along shore at the distance of about one League off having a fresh gale at SE. At Noon the Cape bore SE distant 4 L[eagues]. LatWednesday 13th In the PM having the Wind at South we steerd a long shore WBS1/2S until 3 oClock when finding this Course carried us off from the land we Steerd WBN. At 6 oClock Cape Laguillas bore or the high land over it bore EBN Distant 12 Leagues and the Westermost land in sight NW1/2W. We continued a WBN Course with the wind at SE untill day light in the Morning when we hauld in NW and NWBN      At 8 the Cape of Good hope NWBN and at 10 we were abreast of it, and distant from it ^off about 1 League or little more, We pass'd close without a rock on which the Sea brok very high, [check MSS] it lies about a League right out to sea from the Cape - after passing the Cape we keept along shore at the distance of about one League off having a strong fresh gale at SE - At Noon the Cape bore SE distant 4 Ls   Latitude observed 34°..15' St Longitude in by our reckoning  corrected by the last Observation, 341°..7' West or 18°..53' Et from Greenwich by which the Cape lies in 34°..25' South Latitude and 19°..1' — East Longitude from Greenwich which nearly agrees with the observations made at the Cape Town by Mesrs Mason and Dixon in 1761   a prooff that our observations have been well made and that as such they may always be depended on to a Surprising degree of Accuracy.    if we had had no such guide we should have found an error of 10°..13' of Longitude or perhaps more to the East, such an effect the Currents must have had upon the Ship —itude observed 34 15's, Longitude in by our reckoning, corrected by the last Observation, 3417' West or 1853' E from Greenwich, by which the Cape lies in 3425' South Latitude and 191' East Longitude from Greenwich, which nearly agrees with the observations made at the Cape Town by Mesrs Mason and Dixon in 1761a prooff that our observations have been well made and that as such they may always be depended on to a Surprising degree of Accuracy. If we had had no such guide we should have found an error of 1013' of Longitude or perhaps more to the East, such an effect the Currents must have had upon the Ship.


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