River Cavalla, Liberia

First mate’s logbook

In the morning and forenoon we had a N by WSW gentle to moderate topgallant sail breeze. We bought a boy slave, No. 82. With 5 The length of the watches was measured using an hourglass filled with sand. Each watch consisted of 8 half-hour glasses, marked by bells.glasses the forenoon we raised anchor and set sail. We bought a male slave, No. 83. We saw a ship sailing further along the coast. We took the rigging out of the boat so it could fetch water. With 5 glasses into the afternoon we dropped anchor at 26 1 fathom = 6 feet (170 cm) fathoms of stiff ground at TabouCote d'IvoireDabou, with the river NW ½ N of us. In the evening and night there was a NW to N top gallant sail breeze and drifting clouds till morning.