17th and 18th March 1771

[At Anchor. Table Bay]
17th. In the A.M. sail'd for England the Admiral Pocock, Captain Riddle, by whom I sent Letters to the Admiralty and Royal Society. About noon came on a hard, dry Gale from the South-East.

18th. In the P.M. anchored in the offing an English Ship, which proved to be the Houghton  from Bengal. In the A.M. it fell moderate, and we began to water the Ship.

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