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23 January, 1771

 

On 23 January, 1771, James Cook wrote “a swell from the Southward and which we have had ever sence we left the Streights of Sunda”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “Our freind the slow Dutchman was this morn out of sight: the wind still foul. Almost all the Ships Company were now ill with either fluxes or severe purgings; myself far from well, Mr Sporing very ill and Mr Parkinson very little better, his complaint was a slow fever”.

 

Herman Diedrich Spöring was his clerk.  Sydney Parkinson was his artist.

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