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A TABLE of the VARIATION of the COMPASS, &c. continued.
TIME. Latitude in at Noon. Longitude in at Noon from London. Variation. REMARKS.
1766. South. West. East.  
October 31. P.M. 12° 56 30° 46 1° 24  
Novem. 2. P.M. 17 22 2 32 09 40  
  7. A.M. 23 54 38 10 4 56  
    P.M. -- -- -- -- 5 56  
  8. P.M. 25 49 39 21 6 45 Coast of Patagonia.
  11. A.M. 29 57 42 27 8 50  
  15. A.M. 34 12 46 41 12 00  
  16. A.M. 34 38 47 58 12 36  
  17. A.M. 34 46 48 28 13 03  
    P.M. -- -- -- -- 14 20  
  18. A.M. 35 37 49 49 14 30 Soundings 54 fathoms of water, with a bottom of fine black sand, rather muddy.
    P.M. -- -- -- -- 15 45 Ditto depth and bottom.
  20. P.M. 36 57 51 48 15 33 Ditto depth, fine sand, but not so black, with small shells.
  21. A.M. 37 40 51 05 15 52 Had no bottom with 80 fathoms of line.
      38 53 53 12 -- -- Had soundings at 70 fathoms water.
      40 34 53 47 -- -- No bottom with 90 fathoms of line.
      41 34 55 39 -- -- 45 fathoms, dark brown sandy bottom.
      41 57 56 06 -- -- 42 fathoms, fine grey sand.
      41 06 57 18 -- -- 46 fathoms, fine dark brown sand.
  28. A.M. 41 14 56 48 19 00 39 fathoms ditto bottom, here we caught very good fish with hooks and lines.
  29. A.M. 42 08 58 41 19 02 32 fathoms of water, with ditto bottom.
    P.M. -- -- -- -- 19 45 33 fathoms depth.
      43 18 58 56 -- -- Depth 45 fathoms, the same bottom; we had here a calm, and we caught good fish.
      44 04 58 53 -- -- 52 fathoms water, the same bottom.
      45 00 59 34 ---- 53 fathoms, fine light brown sand.
December 4. P.M. 47 00 60 51 20 20  
      47 15 61 10 -- -- 60 fathoms, fine dark sand.
  5. A.M. 48 01 61 28 20 40 56 fathoms, with ditto bottom, and grains of sparkling sand mixed with it.
  6. A.M. 47 35 62 50 20 34  
      47 30 63 07 -- -- 45 fathoms of water, dark sand, with small stones, and in going west about 10 miles, we had 52 fathoms, a bottom of soft mud.


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