Fair Weather the first and middle parts with some light showers the latter dark Cloudy Weather and some Rain. Wind NEBE, SE, NBE. Thermometer 81° to 83°.
Sick list 5 Venereals and one man with an inflamed arm. Supplies as usual.
Several Cannoes and Men and Women have been lost since we have been here in their excursions to Tetturoah. Their being overset in their Cannoes is not the least risk they have to run as the Sharks frequently make a meal of them, and indeed were I to credit the accounts, they are much more plenty than on the Coast of Africa. I am told likewise there are a kind of sword fish that as they vault along on the water the[y] peirce many people through the Body and kill them. They speak also of a kind of Fish like Barracoota and attribute to them the same propensity, that of seizing the privacies of Men, as they are said to have in the West Indies.