Endeavour journal, 20 January 1771 (Series 03.825)
|Notes:||Page header reads: 'To the Cape of Good Hope'|
|Author:||Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820|
|Date:||20 January 1771|
|Series title:||Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771|
|Transcript:||20. Weather as usual. 2 ships in sight who shew'd us Dutch Colours and then saild ahead of us, letting us know that sure as our ship might be she was too slow to outsail even a Dutchman. Several tropick birds were seen. In the Even the wind came foul.
Myself who had began with the Bark Yesterday miss'd my fever today, the people however in general grew worse and many had now the dysentery or bloody flux.