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Friday May the 30th/51 the first part of theas 24 houres fresh gales and rough weather at 4 P.M. more moderate, woch on deck imployed in boiling blubber 5 P.M. got sight Long 89=19 at midnight fine weather 5 A.M. got sight Long 88=52 latter part of theas 24 houres moderate gales from the East and fine weather finished boiling blubber at 12 got an observation, so ends theas 24 hours one man not able to perform duty Lat 26=00
Saturday May the 31st theas twenty four hours moderate Gales from the East weather looks squolley otherways good whaleing weather, at sunset Long 88=56 two sail in sight one a full riged Brig heading to the North and the other a Ship heading to the South, 5 A.M. got sight Long 89=02 from 8 to 12 stoed down 18 Bbl. of Oil that we took on the 28 civel a/c so ends theas twenty four houres moderate Gales from the E fine weather. fine all hand able to perform duty Lat 25=49
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