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July 1789

                                                               
Week Days  Mo Days  Winds  Landing & Surf  Observation &c  Transactions on Norfolk Island state of Wr &c 
Wednesday  1st  North  Very good Landing  Fresh Gales & dark Cloudy Weather. Finished ye Coble employed paying her bottom the rest of ye People all employed as before. 
Thursday  2nd  Do SEbE  Do  Fresh Gales & Do Wr with Constant heavy rain during the day & night. The people all employed as before 2 Men ss & 1 Lame 
Friday  3rd  South  Indifferent Landg  Strong Gales, & dark Cloudy Wr People all employed as before & Coble-men building a dryer house for themselves. 9 Men making a Hedge round ye Garden in Arthurs Vale. 2 ss Squalls of rain during the night. 
Saturday  4th  Do  Do  Fresh Gales & Cloudy Wr with heavy Rain. People working for themselves. 4 Men ss & lame— 
Sunday  SW  very good Landing  Moderate breezes & Cloudy Weather at 10 A.M. performed divine Service. 
Monday  WSW  Do  at 2 P.M. punished Edward Gaff Convict with 100 lashes for stealing 3 Quarts of of Wheat out of ye bag of Wheat which he was carrying to Arthurs Vale to be sowed there.  Do & very pleasant Warm Weather 3 Gangs finishing their task clearing away ground on Mount George. One Gang making a high Fence to break off ye wind from ye Garden in Arthurs Vale. 4 Hands making a Sawpit & one Pitt at Work ye others time not being up. 
Tuesday  7th  Varble  Very good landing  payed the Small Coble with Tar & Turpentine . Eleven Acres of Wheat is now up in Arthurs Vale & has a very fine appearce NB 4 Acres is drilled in.  Moderate Breezes & very pleasant Wr Three tasks finished clearing away on Mount George Employed them during the remainder of this Week in Working at Clearing Ground for the Mid. & Surgeon &c. One Gang making a hedge round ye Garden in Arthurs Vale, & Sawyers &c as before—2 Carpenters Sick 
Wednesday  8th  Do, SW  Do  Do Wr with a heavy Shower of Rain in ye Eveng The Coble out all day & caught only eight Fish, issued them to compleat in part ye serving of July 3rd 2ss—People as before 
Thursday  9th  Variable  Do  The late Southerly winds has damaged ye potatoes greatly, which are growing at ye Plantation in Arthurs Vale. Every other Vegetable is very thriving.  Do Wr People all employed as before the Coble out all day & Caught only 15 Fish. issued them to Compleat in part the serving of June 3rdnote 4 sick & lame 
Friday  10th  Do  Do  Do & Cloudy thick Weather People all empd as before The Coble out all day & only caught 15 Fish issued them out to a part of ye people in Lieu of 1 lb of Salt Beef—2 ss & 2 Lame— 
Saturday  11th  East  Do  Fresh Gales & dark Wr with heavy rain all day. 2 sick, Carpenter & 3 Men lame 
Sunday  12th  Varble  Very good Landing  Little Wind & very dark Cloudy Wr with heavy rain in ye Afternoon at 10 A.M. performed divine Service. 2 ss & 3 lame. 
Monday  13th  Do  Do  Light winds with Squalls of very heavy rain & Thunder & Lightning in ye Squalls. 18 Men Employed getting timber off ye Cleared Ground on Mount George. 8, Making & finished a hedge round ye Garden in Arthurs Vale brought the Commanding officer of the troops house up, & placed it on ye left of my house. Carpenters Employed about it. & Sawyers Sawing boards &c. Blacksmith making Keel bands &c for ye large boat. 2 sick & 2 Lame. 
Tuesday  14th  South  Do An increasing Surf—  Fresh Gales with passing Squalls of rain. 12 Men Making a Fence at ye foot of Mt George, & 5 in ye Valley The rest as before. 1 Gangs time not expired. 2ss & 3 Lame. 
Wednesday  15th  Variable  Good Landing  Hauled the Small boat out of ye Boat house to repair her being very leaky  Do Wr People all employed as before 2 ss & 3 lame. 
Thursday  16th  East  Bad Landing.  Moderate breezes & Cloudy Wr 5 Gangs of 6 Men each began their task Work of Clearing away 5 Acres of ground in Arthurs Vale 1 Gang Cutting & drawing Shingles. the Rest of ye People employed as before 2 ss & 2 Lame 
Friday  17th  East  Indifft Landing.  Strong breezes & pleasant Wr broke off one Gang to burn the piles of Rubbish on Mt George but found it would not take fire the Rest of ye people Employed as before, payed the insides of the large & small boats with Tar & Tallow &c—2 ss & 2 Lame. 
Saturday  18th  Do  good Landing.  Do Wr The people employed working for themselves— 
Sunday  19th  Do  Do  Do Wr at 10 AM performed divine service. 
Monday  20th  Do  Do  Do Wr 5 Gangs Clearing away Ground in Arthurs Vale; 1 Gang making & drawing Shingles Carpenters building a house for Lieutt Cresswell & 3 Sawpits Sawing boards &c for various purposes. Sent the Coble out & reced only 18 Fish served a part of them in lieu of 1 lb of Beef. 
Tuesday  21st  Do  Do  During the last five days The Weather has been very pleasant & as warm as in the some of the hot Summer days.  Light Winds & very pleasant Wr people all empd as before The Coble out all day & caught only 4 fish. 
Wednesday  22nd  Soy  Do  Do Wr People all employed as before. Jno Jones Male & Mary Gamble Female Convicts, informed me that the term of their Transportations Expired this day, Ordered the same Answer to be read to them which was read to Thos Jones on the 4th April. 
Thursday  23rd  WS.W.  Bad Landing  Eleven Acres of Wheat in Arthurs Vale, & one Acre of Barley on ye No side of Mount George has a very promising appearance  Fresh Gales with some Squalls, broke off four Gangs to burn up the Piles of Wood in Mt George ready for sowing Wheat on it. 3 Lame 2 ss. Carpenter Fitting Stern Sheats & bottom boards to large boat. 
Friday  24th  Do SW ESE  Do  The Weather is now very raw & Cold  Do Wr The People all Employed as before broke them off In ye Afternoon to get a piece of Pine on the Pitt 3 ss & 2 Lame— 
Saturday  25th  East  Do  Do Wr with some Squalls, people working for themselves 3 Lame 2 sick— 
Sunday  26th  Varble  Do  Moderate Breezes with dark Cloudy Wr at 10 AM Performed divine Service. 
Monday  27th  Do  A Bad Surf—  Do threatning rain; five Gangs of 6 Men each clearing away four Acres of Ground in Arthurs Vale, One Gang Splitting & drawing Shingles Sawyers Sawing & Carpenters about Lieutt Cresswells house 2 lame & one Sick— 
Tuesday  28th  NE  A great Sea but little Surf.  I am very unfortunate in ye loss of this Man As he was one, amongst ye very few good men that are here  Strong Gales & dark Gloomy Weather with Rain People all employed as before. at 10 AM a large tree fell on John Bryant Convict working in Arthurs Vale & bruised his head so much that he died in two hours. at 4 PM interred ye DD. & read ye Funeral service over him 1 Lame & 2ss. 
Wednesday  29th  North NW, West  good Landing  During the Night Fresh Gales & very heavy rain. In the Day Fresh Gales & fine Wr Broke off All the Gangs & sowed the remainder of ye Wheat seed viz. 3 Bushells & half on three Acres of Ground. on the Side of Mount George. Got timber to ye Pitts—1 Lame & 2 ss— 
Thursday  30th  WSW, SW  A very great Surf.  Fresh Gales with Squalls of Rain & Wind in the Evening very Strong Gales, People all employed at their Task Work The Carpenters empd fitting ye lining to the large boat & cutting oars &c—1 Sick—sent ye Small Coble to fish inside ye Reef She could not catch or see one fish. 
Friday  31st  Do  A very heavy Surf.  Strong Gales & Squalley with some showers of rain People employed bringing in Spars for oars people making them in the Afternoon Employed 2 Gangs Getting timber to ye pitts. Cropped 1 Acre & half of Wheat on Plot hill it growing very rank—1 Lame & 2 sick— 

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