Moderate Winds at Et. with Calms at Night.
My health seems a little better to day but still a severe head Ach & Weakness. In the Morning about a half Hour after Sun Rise I take an Airing in the Country and the Air has a vast effect in releiving the Pain of my Head. The Fever is lessened considerably by it.
I had a Message from the General to come and see him in the Evening which I did it happened to be the birth day of One of his daughters the Company on that account was large and selected and I conceived on my return I had done my health no injury.
I received intimation from the Sabander that a Duty on the Sale of all Vessels was by order of Council to be paid and that therefore I became amenable to such a law. I directly refused such a payment & assured them I would not pay any Tax whatever.