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JULY 1771

1771 July 1.

My Bitch Lady was found dead in my Cabbin laying upon a stool on which she generaly slept. She had been remarkably well for some days; in the night she shreikd out very loud so that we who slept in the great Cabbin heard her, but becoming quiet immediately no one regarded it. Whatever disease was the cause of her death it was the most sudden that ever came under my Observation. Many Shearwaters were seen about the ship.

1771 July 5.

In the night the ship passd through a shoal of Macarels and in the Morning many Crabs and some seaweed was observd with many Shearwaters.

1771 July 6.

Several shearwaters and one Gannet were seen; much sea weed like tape flattish and narrow.

1771 July 7.

Several shearwaters and much Tapeweed; the water a little discolourd. Caught Lepas Cygnifera floating upon the water in round conjeries's, some of which were large enough to fill a mans hat.

1771 July 8.

Calm: went in boat and shot Fulmar and Manks Puffin of Pennants British Zoology. Much sea weed but no more Lepades.

1771 July 10.

This Morning the land was discoverd by Young Nick the same boy who first saw New Zeland: it provd to be the Lizzard.

1771 July 12.

At 3 O'Clock landed at Deal.

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