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Sunday June the 1st/51 theas twenty four houres moderate gales from Eastern quarter and fine smooth weather saw a plenty of porposes and grampus got sight at 5 P.M. Long 88=57 also at 7 A.M. Long 88=58 so ends theas 24 houres Lat 26=28

Monday June the 2nd the first part of theas twenty four houres moderate gales from the East. saw a school of porpoces. at midnight fine weather. latter part verry squolly. at one minute it would rain & blow and in five or ten minutes after it would be fine weather with a fine breeze from some other point of the compas, or another squoll. it cleared at 10 A.M. got sight Long 88=38 and at 12 it cleared so that we got an observation so ends these 24 hours. Lat 25=55

Tuesday June the 3rd the first part of theas twenty foure houres moderate but squolley. At 5 P.M. got sight Long 88=21 at sunset foure knot breeze from E.S.E at midnight five knot breese and rather squolley at 7 A.M. got Sight Long 88=13 moderat and fine weather saw a bone sark [basking shark], and porpoces in abundance so ends theas twenty four houres Lat 26=25

Wensday June the 4th the first part of theas twenty four houres moderate gales from E.S.E at 5 P.M. got sight Long 88=20 at midnight moderat weather wind East at 7 A.M. made a school of whale under our lee lowered and took two of them latter part of theas 24 hours squolley and verry moderate between squolls so ends theas 24 hours Lat 26=40

[pencil note in margin] this day lost a 30 bbl whale through Pewinkle

Thursday June the 5th the first part of theas 24 hours moderat and squolley the wind was at diferant times from all points of the compas, all hands imployed in saving head Oil. pleasant weather through the knight, wind S.E. at 4 A.M. Commenced boiling. at 7 A.M. got sight Long 86=47 latter part moderate wind S.E. so ends theas twenty foure houres Lat 27=25

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