11 July 1771
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11 July 1771

Thursday 11th July. Steady fresh breeze and Clear weather. At 2 In the PM. saw the Lizard land and at 6 o'Clock the Light Houses bore NW Distant 5 Leagues, we being at this time by my Reckoning in the Longitude of 5°..30 Wt Soon after saw two Ships under their Topsails between us and the [land] which we took for Men of War — At 7 oClock in the Morning the Start Point bore NWBN distant 3 Leagues, and at Noon we Reckoned our selves about 5 Leagues short of Portland - This Fore noon a small ^cutter built Vessel came under our Stern and enquired after the India fleet, which they said they were cruzing for and had not seen —

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