1 pm: Moderate breezes and fair weather the Assistant leading – Cutter & Whale boat sounding – At 1 rocks bearing SWbS
3 pm: At ¾ past 3 brought up with ye Small Bower in 21 fathoms sandy bottom, and veered to ½ a Cable Island A from N52W to N64W about 3 leagues B S35E to S40E 5 leagues. C S31E and D S33E nearly the same distance as B – Sandy (Canoe) Key S56W – Sent the 2 boats to examine the passage to Leeward – Boats returned without much information, it being too late; proposed them for Morning – Canoes were seen on the reefs, fishing as we supposed
12 mid: Fresh breezes and clear weather with smooth water anchorage
2 am: Squally.
4 am: Strong breezes and Cloudy – Sent ye boats to examine the SW Quarter
7 am: Served the usual breakfast
8 am: Fresh breezes and fair with haze, Saw several Large sailing canoes, and one near the Cutter.
11 am: At ½ past 11 the Whale boat returned with the Master but the Cutter in which was the 3 Lieutenant made the Signal for Assistance – Sent the Pinnace Armed with a gang of [heads?] to release the Cutters
12 noon: Ditto Weather Pease, Portable Soup and Sour Krout for Dinner – the boats
[putting/pulling] up to the ship [?] a tide of [blank] setting to the Westward
Latitude Observed 9°:40′·24″ South