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Endeavour journal, 9 February 1769 (Series 03.166)

Notes: Page header reads: 'Standing to the Westward'
Author: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Date: 9 February 1769
Series title: Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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Transcript: 9. Blew fresh all last night which has given us a good deal of westing. This morn some sea weed floated past the ship and my servant declares that he saw a large beetle fly over her: I do not beleive he would deceive me and he certainly knows what a beetle is, as he has these 3 years been often employd in taking them for me.