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7 April, 1770

 

On 7 April, 1770, James Cook wrote “[breezes] Veer'd to NW... Punish'd Jno Bowles Marine with twelve lashes for refusing to do what was his duty when orderd both by the Boatswains mate and Sergt of Marines”.

Richard Hutchins and John Edgcumbe, respectively.

Joseph Banks wrote “Almost calm: the air both yesterday and today was damp so that many things began to mould. The sun today had greater power and heat than we had felt for some months past”.

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