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25 August, 1769

 

On 25 August, 1769, James Cook wrote “unbent the Main Topsail, being split and bent a nother”.

Joseph Banks wrote “It was this day a twelvemonth since we left England, in consequence of which a peice of cheshire cheese was taken from a locker where it had been reservd for this occasion and a cask of Porter tappd which provd excellently good, so that we livd like English men and drank the hea[l]ths of our freinds in England”.

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