(1) This is inconsiderable, being ½ m. in length & distant ½ m. from the lower point of (2) another which commences with the last course on the Lad. side, makes a considerable bend to the S. E. and presents a large sand bar along it's border, on the center of the bend of this bar I made the following observation in order to obtain the variation of the nedle— A. M. 9 h 2 m 0 s by Chronometer; Altd. ☉'s L. L. 45° 42' 15" by Sextant; bearing S. 46° 30 E.— Chronometer too slow as deduced from observation on 16th inst. 24 m 8 1/10 s— Error of Sextat. 8' 45"—. this Island continues & after geting above it find it had concealed another about the same magnitude of itself; these islands lye in this form [here a sketch of the island, see fig. 4] (3) Obsered Meridian altd. of ☉'s U. L. 66° 56' 15" with Sext Error 8' 45—. having come by estimate 7 miles; from this place observed a large quantity of Misseltoe  on the trees bordering on the river, on the main shore Lard. side: in dscending the Ohio I furst observed this plant about the mouth of the Muskingum river; which is the point at which I date the commencement of the fever and Ague & bilious fever, to commence, or become common among the inhabitants of it's borders; it [mistletoe] continued increasing until I arrived at the mouth of the Ohio and sill continues in larger quantities on this than on the Ohio, insomuch that the trees at this place were perfectly loaded with it— saw a number of black & white pided ducks,  shot at them with my rifle and crippled one but could not obtain it, I cannot therefore discribe them so manutely as [I?] could wish they are about the size of the wood duck,— we shot at two deer  today that had come to the river to drink, but got neither of them tho' one was badly wounded— just below the place of observation the grand bend  as it is stiled by the french watermen, commences on the Lard. quarter and continues bearing from S. E. to N. W. about 6 miles; about the center of the hollow of this bend on lard. quarter a byo makes out, and dose not return to the chanel of the river again untill it reaches below Tanslagrass,  which is 50 miles below the mouth of the Ohio: from the commencement of this 〈last〉 cours four Islands make their appearance, which compleatly fill the river on the Stard. qutr. as they also do that side of the great bend.— passed a small Island on the Lad. qtr came too on an Isd Lad. qtr. about the upr extremity of the grand bend, staid all night.— 
|Time||Est. dist||Remarks & reffers|
|N. 50 W.||" 40||1 ¼||passed Is Lad. ¼ long (1)|
|Do. Do.—||3 0||3 ¾||do. Is. Lard. 3 miles long (2)|
|S. 20 E.—||2 30||1 ¼||To sand bar Stad. (3)|
|2 30||2||small Is. Lard. qtr.|
|S. 72 W.||1 "||" ½||Islds. continues on stad.|
|N. 62 W.||" 30||½||still in the grand bend.|
|N. 52||2 25||1 ¾||To an Isld. on Lard. side where
we halted for the night.
Set out at 7 OC. this morning 21st.