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Endeavour journal, 1 May 1771 (Series 03.887)

Notes: Page header reads: 'from the Cape of Good Hope to St Helena'
Author: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Date: 1 May 1771
Series title: Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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Transcript: 1. In the Morn at daybreak saw the Island of St Helena about six Leagues ahead; consequently before noon arrivd in the Road where we found his Majesties ship Portland Capt Elliot, sent out to convoy home the India men on account of the likeleyhood of a breach with Spain, also his Majesties sloop Swallow which had the day before brought word of the Pacifick measures adopted by that court, also 12 Sail of Indiamen.