25th August 1768

Depart Plymouth Sound
Moderate and Cloudy weather; a.m. received on Board a supply of Beer and Water, and returned all our Empty Casks. Loosed the Topsails as a Signal for Sailing. Wind West, North by West, North-West by West.

Joseph Banks’ Journal
After having waited in this place ten days, the ship, and everything belonging to me, being all that time in perfect readyness to sail at a moments warning, we at last got a fair wind, and this day at 3 o'clock in the even weigd anchor, and set sail, all in excellent health and spirits perfectly prepard (in Mind at least) to undergo with chearfullness any fatigues or dangers that may occur in our intended Voyage.

Sydney Parkinson’s Journal
Having taken in some more stores and guns, and made a few necessary alterations in the ship on the 25th of August we sailed from Plymouth, with the wind at N. N. W. but it did not continue long in that quarter, but changed to S. W.

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