Monrovia, Liberia

First mate’s logbook

There was a gentle and mostly still ENE wind in the morning with a western current. We saw a ship to the NW of us. The forenoon was quiet; we floated the bread barrels to the side and cleaned the quarterdeck. We took in two canoes from MonroviaLiberiaCape Muserade on board and bought male slave No. 1.
4 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 into the afternoon watch there was a light breeze from the SW. We raised the anchor and set sail. The anchor was put up and we stuck the buoy rope through it. After 5 glasses in dog watches had run out we anchored at 16 1 fathom = 6 feet (170 cm) fathoms on stiff ground in front of the Cape Muserade. The river of Cape Muserade was to the O by N of us. To date an English ship passed below us, we fired 2 shots. Throughout the night we had light S airs and good weather till morning.