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Brig Gem of Beverly, Page 14 of 256

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Saturday May the 24th/51 these 24 houres commence with fresh gales from the East, the Brig mentioned in yesterdays Log tacked Ship at 2 P.M. and stood across our Stern about 200 yards of[f] and went out of sight to the S.E. got sight at 5 P.M. Long 89=47 at midknight five knot breeze from E at 7 A.M. got sight Long 89=47 under all sail Except the flying gib and that was furled all of these 24 hours owing to the strength of the gale which continues from the East so ends these 24 houres Lat 26=87

Sunday May the 25th at the commencement of theas 24 hours fresh gales from the East to the E.S.E. at 2 P.M. saw a bark heading to the S.S.E also a schooner heading to the South of our lee beam at 5 P.M. got sight Long 89=47 at midknight more moderate with a very heavy sea heaving on our Starboard beam. wore ship and headed to the S.E. to prevent the vessel from roaling so very bad as she had for the last 5 or 6 hours Mr Perkins one of the Boat steerers struck a [unclear] and saved him at 6 A.M. verry moderate got sight Long 89=02 latter part of theas 24 hours moderate gales from the N.E. a plenty of dolphins caught but [unclear] so ends theas 24 houres at 12 by Observation Lat 27=27

Monday May the 26th the first part of theas 24 houres pleasant gales from N.E. with a heavy swell hea[v]ing on from E.N.E. got sight at sunset Long 89=49 two ships in sight heading to the S.E. saw a school of porpoces. latter part of theas 24 houres moderate gales from the East. three sail in sight, so ends theas 24 hours Lat 27=34 North

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