Friday 25th November 1791 – Light breezes and fair weather. Sent for the Powder but found too much swell on the Beach to embark it – Cloudy. received 8533 pounds of Flour and 60 Bushels of Calivances and 8075 pounds of Bisquit – Fresh breezes and dark cloudy weather. – At 12 light breezes and clear – At 6 AM. fiar weather sent the Launch for Powder – received fresh Mutton &c – Carpenters employed caulking the quick-work and painting the Sides – Scrubbed Hammocks cloaths, &c. aired the Colours and received Powder from ye Gunners Tent in the western Busying place Moderate breezes and fair weather.
Moderate breezes and fair weather struck Gunner's Tent, & received 10 Hogsheads of Flour – Shifted People's Hammocks. At 12 a thick Mist – Moderate and Cloudy received Mutton &c Artificers employed as yesterday – Moderate and fair weather
Sunday 27th – Moderate and fair weather. – Hauled the Seine at
high water on the Beach but met with little success. Anchored here the Pitt Indiaman for Botany Bay,
having on board Convicts and 26 days from her leaving Rio Janeiro. At 12 Strong breezes and squally.
Down Lower Yard & Top Gallant Mast More Moderate and fair weather – Anchored here the Duke
of Clarence of and from St. Helena – Lieutenant Governor Robson on board passenger. Moderate
and fair up yards & Top Gallant Masts – received fresh Mutton &c – Crossed Top Gallant
Yards – Light breezes and very pleasant weather.