14 March 1771
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14 March 1771

Thursday 14th Winds at SE a fresh gale but as we approached the Lyons Tail on West point Table Bay we had flurries of wind from all points of the Compass    this was occasion'd by the high land for clear of it the wind was still at SE and blow'd so Strong out of the Bay that we could not the ^work the Ship in we were therefore obliged to Anchor a good way without all the Ships at Anchor in the road in the whole 16 Sail /viz/ 8 Dutch, 3 Dains, 4 French a Frigate and 3 Store Ships and one English East Indiman whato Saluted us with a 11 Guns, which compliment we returnd, with 9. The gale continued which obliged us to lay fast all the Morning —

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