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26 January, 1771

 

On 26 January, 1771, James Cook wrote “First part little wind, the remainder Calm and very hot. Set up the Topmasts rigging and clean'd Ship between decks and wash'd with Vinegar”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “Myself endurd the pains of the Damnd almost; at night they became fixd in one point in my bowels on which the surgeon of the ship though[t] proper to order me the hot bath, into which I went 4 times at the intervals of two hours and felt great releif”.

 

William Perry had taken over as surgeon at Batavia, following the death there of William Brougham Munkhouse.

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Obvious interest plus great interest in Cooks career.
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