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Brig Gem of Beverly, Page 13 of 256

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Sunday May 18th/51 theas twenty foure houres commence with moderate gales from the N.E. woch on deck imployed in boiling blubber at 7 A.M. got sight Long 89=35 latter part of theas 24 houres quite fresh gales from N.E. so ends theas 24 houres, by Obn Lat 24=16

Monday May the 19th theas twenty foure houres commece and close with fresh gales from the E with a rough sea, got sight at 5 P.M. Long 89=56 also at 6 A.M. Long 89=38 latter part of theas 24 houres all hands imployed in [ink blot on text] Stowing down Oile. the 3 whales made 43 Bbls so ends theas twenty four hours Lat 24=18

Tuesday May the 20th fresh gales throught theas 24 houres 7 A.M. got sight Long 90=05 nothing worthy of remark occurred, fresh gales continue from the East. so ends theas 24 hours Lat 23=43

Wedensday May the 21 theas 24 houres commence and end with with strong gales from the east at midknight strong gales at 7 A.M. got sight Long 90=36 the woch on deck imployed in ships duty in turning in standing riging &c saw two or three peces of squid, struck a porpos and lost him so end theas 24 houres got an observation at 12 Lat 24-10

Thursday May the 22nd theas 24 houres commenced with fresh gales from the E.S.E. got site at 7 A.M. Long 90=14 latter part of theas 24 houres more moderate at 12 O clock got an observation, so ends theas 24 houres Lat 24=19

Friday May the 23rd theas 24 houres commece with a five knot breeze from the E. saw a school of porpeces. fresh breezes from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. at 7 A.M got sight Long 90=00 woch on deck imployed in ships duty turning in standing riging &c saw a full riged Brig under our lee bow heading to the north fresh gales from East or E by N so ends theas 24 houres at 12 got an observation Lat 25=13

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We seem to have a new scribe, I presume due to the injured leg mentioned a page or so ago. I have been rendering the word which appears to stand for "watch" as "wach" but now I think that it is written with an "o". Also, I'm still struggling with the verb associated with the oil.