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Brig Gem of Beverly, Page 124 of 256

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April 11th Monday First part of these twenty four hours the wind blows heavy from the North East but clear weather midle part had plenty of raine the wind changeable watermans island in sight of [illegible] bearing North East from us Latter part very stormy all hands well on board

April 12th Tuesday first part of these 24 hours has fine weather the wind is from the north East blowing fresh midle part the same Latter part wattermans island [bore] North East dist 10 miles wee still have the wind from the Eastward so far [that] wee cannot fetch out of the passage all hands well on board

April 13th Wednesday first part of these 24 hours has fine weath the wind is from the North midle part wee are all clear of [illegible] island passage watermans island bearing South dist 25 miles latter part wee have fresh trades from S Est Lat 24 Long 74=51

April 14th Thursday first part of these 24 hours the wind is moderate from the S Est and a heavy Sea runing from the north East midle and latter part much the same at 3 oclock PM saw a large ship standing to the Eastward Lat 25=38 Long 74=48

April 15th Friday commences with fine weather and a very heavy sea runing from the North East saw a large ship standing to the westward midle part has fine weather the wind is from the North East very moderate latter part the same all hands well Lat 27=40 Long 75=[17]

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As a guess, Waterman's island may be in the vicinity of Rum Cay