The weather moderate towards midnight but continued constant Rain, the remaining part of the 24 Hours was light winds and dark gloomy Weather and Lightning. Wind WBS and West. Thermometer 78° to 78¾°.
In the forenoon cleared Ship and washed with boiling Water. Cooper and Armourer employed as before. Sick list four Venereals and man from a Cold recovering. The Carpenters employed making boxes for the Botanist to put his Specimens of Plants into.
We are now again on our amicable footing the bedding however cannot be found or can we get any intelligence of the Theif. Tynah with his Wife Iddeah Oreepyah and Tootaah dined with me. Tynah was uneasy on account of Teppahoo being ill at Tettahah who he esteemed above all other of his friends. He tells me that when Teppahoo dies the district will then join with Attahooroo and fight against him, as the Erree then will be a Brother of Teppahoos (he having no children,) who is a great enemy to him.
The fine fruit called the Vee are now very near being in Season they are however altho green pleasant eating, and very fine for Pyes or Puddings. The Natives bake them and bring a great many to the Ship. Goats are not now brought to sale but I attribute this to my discouraging it, for as I have not yet had proofs of there being many about these districts I have confined myself to the purchase of a few, lest I might committ an injury in robbing them of so valuable a Stock. One of those I have gives me a great deal of milk, so that I have two thirds of a pint to spare every morning. The Natives will not touch it altho I have tryed every way to induce them to it. To day I mixed it with the baked apples and it was exceedingly good, but I could only get Tynah or his wife to eat a spoonful of it. They say the animal is not eat by any person, and it therefore surprises me that they are not more numerous.
This is the fourth new moon we have had this unsettled and bad weather, the Rain is however very advantages to the Plants which now carry every appearance of being fit to be taken on board this month or the beginning of next. I am now peculiarly anxious about them, and my friend Tynah and other Cheifs I have the pleasure to see (apparently) equally interested that I may carry them safe to England.