27th August 1768

Plymouth to Madeira
First part Light Airs and Clear weather, remainder fresh breezes and Cloudy. Berthed the Ship's Company, Mustered the Chests and Stove all that were unnecessary. Wind North-West, North-East, South-East; course South-West; distance 77 miles; latitude 48 degrees 42 minutes North, longitude 6 degrees 49 minutes West; at noon, Lizard North 29 degrees East, 80 miles.

Joseph Banks’ Journal
Wind fair and a fine Breeze; found the ship to be but a heavy sailer, indeed we could not expect her to be any other from her built, so are obligd to set down with this inconvenience, as a necessary consequence of her form; which is much more calculated for stowage, than for sailing.

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