Buchanan, Liberia

First mate’s logbook

In the morning there was an ENE wind. With 6 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 we raised anchor and set sail. In the forenoon we had a SSW gentle breeze, and bought a female slave, no. 9, and a bit of palm oil. With 2 glasses into the afternoon we dropped anchor at BuchananLiberiaGrand Bassa at a depth of 16 ½ 1 fathom = 6 feet (170 cm) fathoms on stiff ground. There were 2 English snow ships here. We had the 7 Tree to the N ½ E and Buchanan to the NE by E of us. We bought a tusk. Throughout the evening and night it was stormy with heavy thunder, lightning and rain till morning.