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April 16th Saturday first part of these 24 hours is moderate the wind is light from the East ward and a very heavy sea running from the same quarter midle part saw sevrall vessels bound to to the west ward latter part fine weather all hands well on board at 12 A.M. wee were in Lat 29=10 Long 75=35

April 17th Sunday first part of these 24 hours has fine weather the wind is from the north [ward] blowing a fine pleasant gale theare is two vessals in sight from deck a choner and a brig both bound to the south west Latter part wee have fine weather and the wind from the south west at 12 oclock A.M. Lat was 30=25 Lon 74=40

April 18th Monday first part has fine weather the wind is south west blowing a pleasant gale at P.M. saw a Large Brig standing to the westward Midle part has fine clear weather, all hands cleaning ship no ob this day

April 19th Tuesday commences with moderate winds and fine weather the wind from the North East all these 24 hours wee are imployed in ships duty repareing sails fitting riging &c Lat part all hands well on board Lat 31=30 Long 74=50

April 20th Wednesday first part of these 24 hours fine weather the wind is from the South West blowing heavy wee are runing under close reeft topsails until the latter part when the wind moderated wee was in the Lat 33=50 Long 74=59

April 21st Thursday first part of these 24 hours blows heavy from the west ward midle and latter part all hands imployed in ships duty So Ends Lat 36=28 Long 74=57

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