At 1 the NE End of Beata N½W 6 or 7. – Altavella N43°W 7 or 8 Miles
At 2¼ Altavella N½W about 5′ – a high Mountain then on with it.
At 4 Extremes of the Land in sight N49E to N31°W – Altavella N66°E 4 Leagues
At Sunset Altavella EbN½N about 7 Leagues
At 8 Extremes of the Land in sight ENE to NWbW a high double Mountain N42°W
1 pm: Moderate Breezes & fine Weather rather hazey – People washing and mending their Clothes – At 1 the Island Beata bore N[?] or true North, our Longitude now is 71°
2 pm: At 2¼ the Center of the rock Altavella bore true North. its Longitude is – 71
4 pm: Ditto Weather the High Land extends as far as the Haze which hangs over it will permit us to see – our Distance from the shore is 8 or 9 Leagues and from Altavella about 4 – Beata is out of Sight – At Sunset we could just see Altavella and considered ourselves 9 or 10 Leagues off the Shore of Hispaniola
8 pm: Moderate Breezes & fair Weather Took in the Studding sails – standing on under an easy Sail – at 10 we kept a little more to the Southward, that we might be certain of running no risk
12 mid: Moderate Breezes & fine Night.
4 am: Fair Weather with Haze. At Day break Made all Sail. Saw the high Land of Hispaniola extending as far as we could see to the Westward. Two Sail in sight Made the Assistants Signal to that Purpose
8 am: Cloudy Weather with some rain. Saw Cape Tiburon, the Western Extremity of Hispaniola and soon after the Isle de Vache, just within Point Abacou this Point comes out some distance fromt the Line of the Shore and is much lower than the high Land of the Main. the Island is likewise Low and consists of two or three small Hummocks. – Ships Company mustered in Divisions, seen clean and Divine Service performed to them by the Captain.
10 am: At 10:45 Point Abacou bore N½W or true North, & our Longitude now is 72°
12 noon: At Noon Moderate Breezes & fine Weather with Haze particularly over the Land – we are now about 7 Leagues from Point Abacou which is the nearest Land. being misled by the Bells we lost our Meridian Altitude it being past 12 OClock when not 7 Bells. A Double Altitude we got afterwards gave 17°:51½′N