Journals

Third Journey (MS 107/2)

4th October 1778


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[4th October 1778]
4

vonden dat wy er agtien 21 geschoten hadden, namentlijk 8 bullen en 10 koejen
[in margin:] en drie jongen
waren desen dag besig om af te slagten en in te souten.

vond de breete hier 2 Observaties gemidddeld Gr 30 m 55 z:b: miswysing 21 min: n:w:
de thermometer rees van 45 gr tot 85 en daalde met son ondergang, de barometer gaf 25d 5t. dus 4230 voet boven de Caap, regten een Steen op ter gedagtenis van de Gouverneur en vonden na nadere opneming 20 zeekoejen doodt.

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[4th October 1778]
4

Found we had shot 21 of them, namely 8 bulls and 10 cows and 3 young ones. This day we were busy cutting them up and salting them.

Found the latitude here (two observations) to average: 30 degrees ­55 minutes south. error 21 minutes north west The thermometer rose from 45 degrees to 85 degrees and dropped at sunset. The barometer showed 25 inches - 5 tenths, therefore 4230 feet above Cape Town. Erected a stone in honour of the Governor and found, after a closer count, 20 hippopotamus dead.