Friday, Dec. 7, 1787
1:00 pm Fresh Gales and Squally Weather.
8:00 pm Ditto Weather and sometimes little Wind.
11:00 pm Tacked. Portland Light NBE½E 3 leagues.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 1787
12:00 am Very Squally with Rain.
4:00 am Hard Squalls and thick Rainy Weather which determined me to bear away for St. Helens and wait a more favorable Wind.
6:00 am The Ship Wet below and most of my People with heavy Colds on them.
9:00 am Peverel Point NBE 5 leagues.
10:00 am Moderate & Cloudy.
11:00 am Fresh Gales and very thick Weather.