Thursday 18 August 1836

[, who arrived in South Australia on board the wrote. | Read source notes.]

Called the hands as usual put them to work & then took my boat, & in Company with Capn Martin went to examine the Salt Lagoon (the one at the bottom of shoal bay) returned & dined on board the John Pirie having decided that for the sake of obtaining grass & fresh water it would be well immediately to remove the stock to the neighbourhood of the Lagoon. Afterwards agreed with Mr Dawsea that he should give up all claim to the ship & remain at the Companys Settlement on wages. Received a note from Capn Ross requesting my assistance to arrest his runaway sailors. Manned & armed my boat & in company with Capns Ross & Martin made an unsuccessful attempt to come up with them

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