James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770 - Page 27
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Page 27 Remarkable occurrences on board His Maj.y. Bark Endeavour Plym.o Sound
Firstpart moderate and Hazey. Middle hard Squally with rain. The latter modte. fair. Received on board a supply of Bread, Beer, and Water. A Serjeant.Corpl. [corporal].Drummer & 9 Private Marines as part of the Complem.t. [complement]
Little wind & Hazey wea.er. sent some Cordage to the Yard in order to be Exchanged for Smaller Severall Shipwrights & Joiners from the Yard Employ'd onboard refitting the Gentlemens' Cabins & making a Platform over the Tiller & etc.
Little wind & Cloudy struck down 4 Guns into the Hold received onboard 4 More with 12 Barrels of Powder, & several other Stores, Shipwrights & Joiners Employ'd onboard.
Formerpart little wind with rain remainder fair wea.er.
AM Read to the Ships Company the Articles of War & the Act of Parliamt. [parliament] they likewise were paid two Months Wages in advance I also told them that they were to Expect no additional pay for the performance of our intended Voyage, they were well satisfied & Expressed great Cheerfulness and readyness to prosecute the Voyage. received onboard another Supply of Provisions.Rum & etc
First part little wind with rain remainder fresh Gales & thick rainy wea.er. Employ'd making ready for Sea
Fresh Gales & D.o. Wea.er. the Shipwrights having finished their Work intended to have sail'd instead of which was obliged to let go another Anchor
Fresh Gales with heavy squalls of Wind & Rain all this 24 Hours.
Do. [ditto]weather struck Yards & Topmasts, Anchor'd Between the Island & the Main His Maj.y. Ship Gibraltar. Fresh Gales & Hazey wea.er.
AM have up the Small Bower Anchor & got Topmasts & Yards
Modte. [moderate]& Cloudy wea.er.
AM received onboard a Supply of Beer & Water. & return'd all our Empty Casks. Loosed the Topsails as a Signal for Sailing-
First part fresh Breezes & Cloudy remainder little wind & Clear at 2
PM got under Sail & put to Sea having on board 94 Persons including Officers. Seamen. Gentlemen & their Servants, near 18 Months Provisions 10 Carriage Guns 12 Swivels with good Store of Ammunition & Stores of all kinds at 8 the Dodman Point WNW distant 4 or 5 Lg's. at 6 AM the Lizard bore WNW½Wd. 5 or 6 Lg's distant. At Noon Sounded & had 50 fath.m. Grey sand with small Stones & broken Shells.
Firstpart Light Airs & Clear wea.er. remainder fresh breezes & Cloudy Bathed the Ships Comp.y. Muster'd the Chests & Stove all that were unnecessary-
Former part fresh Gales & Hazey with rain. remainder a Moderate breeze & Cloudy- Light Airs & Hazey the Most part of these 24 Hours with some Rain
Fresh Gales all these 24 Hours at ½ Past 1
PM Spoke with His Maj.y.Ship Guardaloupe at 6 AM Close Reeft the Topsails & got down TopGallant Yards