19 Novembre 1772

Départ de l’ile de Guame; fuite de notre navigation aux Îles Philippines.

Le 19 novembre, nous avons quitté, pleins de regret, le port d’Agana, avec un bon vent de N.E. Nos matelots, en meilleure fanté que s’ils partoient d’un port de France, appeloient lile de Guame un paradis terreftre. Nous fimes route à l’ouest un quart N. O. pour aller chercher le détroit de San-Bernardino , qui est le pañage ordinaire des galions lorsqu’ils reviennent d Acapulco à Manille.

DEPARTURE FROM THE ISLAND OF GUAM AND CONTINUATION OF OUR JOURNEY TO THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.

We left Agana with deep regret on the 19th of November, but with a good north-easterly wind, and our sailors, who were in better health than they would have been even in leaving a French port, called the island a terrestrial paradise. Our course lay W. by a quarter N. W. in order to get into the Strait of San Bernardino, which is the ordinary course for galleons on returning from Acapulco to Manilla.

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