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24 January, 1771

 

On 24 January, 1771, James Cook wrote “First part light airs the remainder Calm. In the AM died Jno Truslove Corpl of Marines, a Man much esteem'd by every one of board. Many of our people at this time lay dangerously ill of Fevers and fluxes. We are inclinable to atribute this to the water we took in at Princes Island and have put lime into the Casks in order to purifie it”.

 

Information about everyone who sailed with James Cook in Endeavour can be found at www.captaincooksociety.com/home/detail?ArticleId=1394

 

Joseph Banks wrote “Myself was too ill today to do any thing; one of our people died of the flux in the Evening”.

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