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September 1788

September. 1. A Convict at Major Ross's farm was wounded by a spear being thrown at him from behind a tree by a Native, who ran away immediately.

It had been determin'd that the Sirius should visit some of the Islands near the Settlement, every preperation was made for the Voyage; But early in this month her destination was alter'd, it appearing that a considerable quantity of the Vegetable part of the Provisions in the settlement was damaged & that the produce of Grain was likely to be very small great part of the seed not producing any thing, in consequence of this, It was thought necessary that the Sirius should land some of her Guns, Heavy Stores & provisions, reserving a sufficient proportion for a passage to the Cape of Good Hope at which place it was intended she should take in as much as could be stowed of such articles as were most wanted in the Settlement, where they woul be distress'd for some articles if a Supply did not arrive in the view facsimile

course of the ensuing Season

The latter end of September, a Midshipman, 2 Seamen, a Corporal & 5 private Marines belonging to the Sirius, 20 Men & 12 Women Convicts were put on board the Golden Grove Transport to proceed under the direction of the Master of the Supply to Norfolk Island to be left there in addition to those people already on that Island with Mr King, taking 12 Months provisions of all Species for the whole N.o of people.

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