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Endeavour journal, 17 January 1771 (Series 03.822)

Notes: Page header reads: 'To the Cape of Good Hope'
Author: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Date: 17 January 1771
Series title: Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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Transcript: 17. Calms and light breezes still detaind us till eve when a pleasant breeze sprung up and gave us hopes of soon gaining the trade wind, which we impatiently longd for, especialy myself who had my fever every day; nor was I the only sick man, many began to complain of purgings. Some tropick birds and Gannets (Pelecanus risc) were seen.