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November 1791

Tuesday. 1 Novr. At 3PM. Saw Cocos or Keelings Islands from N8°W to N35°W about 5 leagues distance: At 4 the Middle of them No. 5 leagues from which I fix the situation of the So. side of those Islands 12°:03'so. & 98°:20′Et. by our account view facsimile

N ovr. Decr. 1791. from Java Head: There are 3 distinct Islands & some Rocks above water with very heavy breakers all about them, they extend about 3 leagues Et. & Wt. are very dangerous being so very low, that they cannot be seen more than 5 leagues: We find their Longitude nearly the same as given by Capt. Hudson in Herberts East India Directory but differ in Latde. 13 Miles, Probably he may have pass'd to the No.ward of them & given the Latitude of the No. side of them & it being hazey when our Observation was taken there might be an error of 2 or 3 Miles in that: We could not ascertain their extent No. & So.. The SE Trade continued till the 20th November between EbS & SSE sometimes light & sometimes Squally, but in general a steady Fresh Gale & fair weather: On the 28th. it became rather variable but cheifly from the NE to the SE & So.

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