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V Lock Master Brig Sonora from Norfolk towards [Domaro]

Sunday February the 5th 1854 These 24 hours comences with with heavy brezes from the Southwest at 11 oclock AM the the pilot left us

Monday February the 6th These 24 hours comences with Strong Breses from the South at 4 oclock AM the hauled to the North thear is a very heavy sea runing Latter Part Blows a gale from the North West standing with the Topsail reefed So Ends these 24 hours Lat 36=00 Long 75=43

Tuesday February the 7th These 24 hours comences with a fresh gale from the North west Midle part the wind cants westerly from that to South East Latter part more moderate with heavy sea runing from the North East Lat by 34=30 Long 71=30

February the 8th Wednesday First part of these 24 hours moderate with a heavy sea from North East Midle part moderate the wind is variable from South to west Tacked ship at 8 oclock PM Steering Easterly at 11 oclock close reefed the topsail wind increases from the South East Lattr part blows a gale from South East Lat by Obs 33=10 Long by DO 71=27

February Thursday the 9th First part of thes 24 hours has heavy gales from the South west and a heavy Sea runing Midle part blows a gale at 12 oclock midnight hove to under maine staisail the vessel is leaking 1000 strokes per hours of the [illegible] the Brig is heading ESE and East the [illegible]

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