Remarks on Board Saturday August the 24th
1822. These 24 hours Commences with
Pleasant weather. The watch
Employed in ships Duty.
Course south by west
Lattitude 11:20 south Long 26=50 west
59 Days out
Remarks on board Sunday the 25th. Thes
24 hours Commences with pleasant breeze from
South East. We killed a pig for dinner. Course
SSW. All hands well. 60 Days out
Remarks on board Monday the 26th of August.
These 24 hours Commences with pleasant
weather. All hands employed in setting up the
rigging and painting the two quarter boats.
Saw several spouts they proved to be hump
back whales. Course s by e. 61 Days out
Remarks on board Tuesday the 27th of August.
These 24 hours Commences with very pleasant
weather. This morning we turned over the waist
boat to paint and broke out the fore ?hold
and got up some water. The main aloft seeing
out a spout and they proved to be a school
of sperm whale. The captain and ?maits boat
lowered a way and went after them.
[ILLUSTRATION] in the margin
We did not lower our boat not till the other
boats had been of some time. We had not been
off long before Mr. Jones struck one. The Captain
rowed up to him and struck. They very soon ?sot
it to spouting very thick blood and the Captain then
cut off his line. About that time we got there and
then the Captain and we put chase to the others
for two or three miles but we gave up the chase and
went back to Mr. Jones and helped him tow his whale ?to the ship
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