Tuesday, 20th March, 1770

Tuesday, 20th. Fresh Gales at North-West by North and North by West. P.M. fair weather; the remainder hazey, with rain, and Squall, which brought us under close Reeft Topsails. Stood to the Westward until 2 a.m., when we made a Trip to the Eastward, and afterwards stood to the Westward until Noon, when, by our reckoning, we were in the Latitude of 42 degrees 23 minutes South. Course and distance sail’d South 74 degrees West, 54 Miles; Longitude made from Cape West 5 degrees 55 minutes East. Tack’d and stood to the Eastward.

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