Tuesday 16 August 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

Light variable airs & fine wr. Found that owing
to the variable airs, & perhaps a current, we had been
losing ground during the night. Madeira bore S.E. 12 miles.
8. Tacked, & stood in. Noon. Do Wr. Lat. 32E44′ No. Long. 17E58′ Wt.
Miles run, 1302 + 60 = 1362. P.M. Wind South. Tacked, stood off.
6. Set larbd studg sails, wind S.E. Several sail in sight.
Lost sight of the land to the Eastward. All night on deck, awake.

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