Tuesday 11 Strong Sea Breezes with Land Winds and Calms
Employed as Yesterday. Washed Ship for and aft and dried with Fires.
At 9 AM arrived the Antelope Packet to accompany us home. Also two light Guinea Men
Wednesday 12 Ditto Weather. At 4 PM Unmoored Ship. Received 287 pounds Fresh Beef. Fired a Gun
and made the Signal for Sailing.
The Large Cutter in coming from Black River in the Night run a ground on a Reef and upset. The people narrowly escaped with their lives. Lost some Arms and Accoutrements besides her Grapnel and most of her furniture. Also an Azimuth Compass. AM Sent the Pinnace and with great difficulty got her off her bottom all stove to pieces.
Thursday 13 First part Fresh Gales latter part Calms.
Could not get to Sea. Cleaned below. Made the Signal for Sailing.
Friday 14 Such constant Calms and light Variable Airs, could not get to Sea. Attempted to
tow out as I determined to wait no longer for the Assistant. Anchored again in 4½ fathoms. The
Tavern and Overseas House in One N50°E 4 Miles, and the Extremes of the land from S85°E by the
North to N85°W.
Read the Articles of War and punished George Thompson with 12 lashes for contempt and disobeydience of orders
Total Provisions Received here
816 pounds Fresh Beef