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April 1787

April. 7. Lord Hood hoisted his Flag on b.d the Triumph in Portsmouth Harbour, saluted d.o with 13 Guns. About this time we were supplied with two Cw.t of Portable Soup in addition to the proportion allowed the Ship (50lb) which altogether was but a small allowance for such a voyage, but small as it was even that was not allowed by the Sick & Hurt Board until an order for that purpose was obtained from the Admiralty. Fresh Beef was supplied for the Convicts & Wine allowed for such of the Sick as the Surgeon might judge necessary. An view facsimile

additional proportion of Vinegar was allowed to all the Ships & a quantity of Oil of Tar. May 3rd. Two Men Convicts 36 Women w 2 Children arrived at Portsmouth & were immediately embarked.

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