46 John Preston
(Transcribed from photographs of Sloane MS 3672, British Museum: also partially transcribed in QB, December 1952). Log kept in Charles, bound for Bombay, anchoring in ‘Saldinia Bay’ on ‘January 25, 1682/3’ (DR 5/2: see Style*).
You must keepe in goeing in Nearer the Mayne than the Island called Penguin, within a ½ mile of the Shoare if you will, Noe danger but is visible ... we found here at Anchor the firebrass & and Loveing friend Ship from St Lawrence with Barbados: & a Dens Ship homeward bound verry Rich ... Friday the 26th ... sent our Longbt* with all our Empty Caskes ashoare, to fill Water & likewise sent a present to the Governour, for the better Entertainmt of our Ships Companey; This day reced on board 2 Longbots Loadings of Water, haveing a good conveniency to fill with Troughs the Water into the boate at the end of a bridge [Jetty*], with a Hose from the Trough to the funell in your boate abt two faths long is enough Your boat allways a floate at the lowest Ebb, The Tides ebbing & flowing but little.
Satterday the 27th.... This day gott all our Water a board & scraped our Ship cleane on both sides, The Barnicles and fowless all off under & above the Wales with long scrapers & scrubbed Broomes haveing faire Weather.
Sunday the 28th. This morn we weyed from hence ... about 4 miles off Shoare & there came to an Anchr* with our best Bower.
Munday the 29th.... Yesterday the Firebrass Captn Golam sayled hence Towards Barbadoes, & the Loveing friend Ship Capt. White who came from Madagascar with Negroes [dr 6/2].
Tuesday the 30th ... on the Afternoon accompanied the Corps of the chief of Deans The Comander offcers Merchts being envited to see him interd with the rest belonging to the Shoare.
Wednesday 31st ... about 4 of the clock afternoon weyed Anch: in Compy with Capt: Lake in the Prudt. Mary [dr 8/2]....