1 pm: Fine Weather
4 pm: Unbent the 2nd best and bent the Old Fore Sail.
5 pm: Saw Tropic Birds and Men of War Birds.
6 pm: Let fresh Water into the Ship and worked the Pumps as usual.
7 pm: Note. From the distance deduced at Noon by the Latitude and bearings,
|the Longitude of Assencion is||14°..28′||West|
|Longitude of Time Keeper at St. Helena||5..47|
|Difference of Longitude||8..41|
|Longitude of St. Helena by Requisite Tables||5..49|
|True Longitude of Asscension||14..30||West|
|Longitude by Requisite Tables||14..21||West|
|Latitude by Ditto||7..56½||South|
3 am: Altered the Course being to the Northward of Asscension.
5 am: Saw the Island of Asscencion bearing SWbW.
6 am: The Extremes S9°W to S25°W off Shore 5 Leagues. Saw Gannet Boobies Men of War and Tropic Birds and Mother Careys Chicken.
8 am: Extents of the Island S8°E to S3°W about 8 Leagues. Served a Hot Breakfast as usual. Krout a half pint per Man their daily allowance.
10 am: Washed below and dried with Fires.
11 am: Sailmakers repairing the Fore Top Mast Stay Sail.
12 noon: Fine Weather. Asscension S22°E distant about 12 Leagues. Broached a
Puncheon Spruce Beer.
By the Difference Latitude & Bearings the distance is 15 Leagues from the Center of the Island.
Assistant in Company.