1 pm: Moderate breezes and fair weather with haze A Canoe came along side and bartered their weapons &c. for Iron work, and behaved themselves exceedly well, while three or 4 others had visited the Brig with equal honesty – At ¼ past 2 weighed and stood after the Assistant, the boats leading a head and constantly sounding
3 pm: At ¼ past 3 brought up with ye Best Bower in 13 fathoms, course sand and shells. Island A bearing from S59E to S78E 2 leagues – A sandy Key S9°W E S37W 2 or 3 miles F WbN, 7 or 8 miles G from Mast Head WbS – A canoe came on board but few things were purchased, three landed on E and remained all night tho' believed not to be inhabited – In boats.
12 mid: At 12 fresh breezes and cloudy weather
3 am: Fresh breezes and fair weather
4 am: Breakfasted at 6 and sent the boats to explore to leeward – At ½ past 8 the boats made ye Signal for having from 12 to 25 fathoms, and that we might follow them – they then bore NW½W – Weighed, and at 10 under sail, the Brig and Boats leading – Saw a yellow and black ringed water snake about 4 or 5 feet long – As we hauled up for F got ground from 24 to 17 fathoms Hove to, Island F SWbW 2 miles. East point of its reef EbS¾W 1 mile. E S6¾E G S40W, 3 leagues – At 11 Hour.20′ bore away per Signal from the Assistant
12 noon: At Noon Strong breezes and hazy weather F S69E, 3 miles. A S75E –
G S15W, 3 miles Land seen from the Mast head SSW and WSW.
Latitude Observed 9°:29′·33″ South