Tuesday 9th. First part moderate breezes and fair; middle part light
airs and fair; and latter part as the first. PM some employed stretching new rope for the gammoning
and others in the After Hold and Spirit room. Gammoned the Bowsprit, the Launch hanging at the end
in the tackles, and stayed the Fore Mast. received 92 Pots with Plants by ye Assistants Launch. Cleared
a Hoy of water and worked the Pumps as usual At 2 AM. sent ye Launch to tow a Hoy on board with
water. At 4 AM. Unmoored ship and hove in to ½ a Cable on the Small Bower run at a Kedge to
steady the ship. Set up the Bobstay and Fore stay again, also the Top Mast and Top Gallant rigging.
Cleared the Hoy of water and otherwise employed preparing for sea. Cleaned below, served fresh Beef
and Greens, and supplyed the Assistant with 32 Gallons of Arrack.
Ships Draught of Water Foreward 15 Feet: 4 Inches Abaft 16: 2½
Latitude Observed 10°:09′:07″ South
Left most of the wood which was cut by the Party on shore, behind – 6 Barrachioes were stolen before centinels were sent from the ship, as a Guard to the casks left on the river, to soak