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Monday, 15th April, 1771

Monday, 15th. None of the Ships in the Offing are yet arrived. Desirous as we must be of hearing news from England, I detemmin’d not to wait the arrival of these Ships, but took the advantage of a breeze of wind from the West-South-West; weigh’d and stood out of the Bay, saluted with 13 Guns, which Complement was return’d both by the Castle and Dutch Commodore. 1,461 more words

Captain Cook

Sunday, 14th April, 1771

Sunday, 14th. Wind Westerly, gentle breezes. In the P.M. got all the Sick on board, many of whom are yet in a very bad state of health; 3 died here, but this loss was made up by the opportunity we had of compleating our full complement. 10 more words

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Saturday, 13th April, 1771

Saturday, 13th. Fresh breezes at South-West, and Cloudy, hazey weather, in the night Anchor’d here a Dutch Ship from Holland; she sail’d about 3 months ago in company with 2 more. 47 more words

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Friday, 12th April, 1771

Friday, 12th. Wind at South-West, fair weather. Set up the Topmast rigging, and bent the Sails.

Captain Cook

Thursday, 11th April, 1771

Thursday, 11th. Ditto weather. Employ’d getting on board various Articles of Provisions from the Shore.

Captain Cook

Wednesday, 10th April, 1771

Wednesday, 10th. Gentle breezes at South-South-East and fair weather. Took on board 11 of our people from Sick Quarters.

Captain Cook

Tuesday, 9th April, 1771

Tuesday, 9th. Little wind at South-West, with Foggy, hazey weather. Employ’d making ready for Sea.

Captain Cook