1st February 1771
[Batavia to Capetown]
Fresh Gales, with flying showers of rain. Clean'd between Decks, and washed with Vinegar. Wind South-East by South; course South 58 1/2 degrees West; distance 119 miles; latitude 14 degrees 44 minutes South; longitude 261 degrees 40 minutes West.
Joseph Banks Journal
Fine brisk trade kept up our spirits and helpd to raise me fast. Two of the people died today Nevertheless.
Posted by Arborfield at 20:55