Endeavour journal, 31 January 1771 (Series 03.835)
|Notes:||Page header reads: 'To the Cape of Good Hope'; 'From Princes Island to the Cape of Good Hope'|
|Author:||Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820|
|Date:||31 January 1771|
|Series title:||Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771|
|Transcript:||31. This day I got out of my bed in good spirits and free from pain but very weak. My recovery had been as rapid as my disease was violent, but to what cause to attribute either the one or the other to we all were equaly at a loss.
The wind which came to E and SE yesterday blew today in the same direction so we had little reason to doubt its being the true trade, a circumstance which raisd the spirits of even those who were most afflicted with the tormenting disease, which now ragd with its greatest violence.