Discovered that our Mainmast was sprung in two Places—one beneath the Main Deck, where
if the Mast had wholly failed in the late Storm it must have torn up the main Deck
and the Ship must have foundered. This is one among many Instances, in which it has
already appeared that our Safety has not depended on ourselves.
A fine Wind, all day and night. Somewhat Sea Sick. The Ship was very quiet and still—no
I hope for the future We shall carry less Sail, especially of nights, and at all Times
when We are not in Chase.