Thursday 4 August 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

Close hauled on larbd tack, wind W.b S. Saw

the land at 8 on the lee beam. Drizzly occasionally

Calm during the middle of the day, off the coast of Dorsetshire.

About 7 P.M. a light air sprung up from the N.E. At 10, the light

of Portland bore East, about 12 miles. Midt. Light airs & cloudy.

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