Calms and Variable Winds with very Cloudy Weather and a little shower of Rain. Thermometer from 81 to 82½ Degrees. Sick List 9 Venereals.
Employed as Yesterday. Punished James Combes Marine with 12 Lashes for having disobeyed my orders, and having connection with a Woman while he was infected with the Venereal disease. Nothing but severe punishment or even that will prevent these Wretches from committing this infamous act among these poor people.
Every thing remains quiet, and but few of the Natives about us, we have however Sufficient supplies.
In addition to my constant Guests Tynah and his Wives, & Brother Oreepyah, I had my old Friend Moan,nah, or Monah, spoken of in my last Voyage. He then quitted me from a fear of my displeasure in not getting the Deserters.