Wednessday 9 it blow in the night and dose still very hard - Split our FTM Stay Sail in the night and carry away our peak haillaird this forenoon - our consorts in Sight - the wind as foull as it can blow - I wish that it would come fair - Latte 43â€“17 South - lost 11 miles Since Yesterday - 2 oClock PM almost Quite calm I hope that we are going to have a fair wind my dear Betsey my Beautiful fair one - Â½ past 3 thank God the wind is come Quite fair - I hope it will remain So it has been a Terrible night and day for the poor Sheep and Young Lambs I wish they were all at Botany (Ralph Clarke, 2nd Lieutenant Royal Marines on board the Friendship) Editors Note: The Friendship was in the lead contingent of ships
Stood to the North. Close Halled (James Scott Sergeant of Marines on board the Prince of Wales) Editors Note: The Prince of Wales was in the second, or following, contingent of ships
In the night of the 9th the Golden Grove shipped a sea, which stove in all her cabin windows; it was nearly calm at the time, with a confused heavy swell. (David Collins, Captain of Marines on board HMS Sirius) Editors Note: The HMS Sirius was leading the second (or following) contingent of ships.