Friday 9th. The Night proving very Rainy, & Morning wet we did ⟨not⟩ set out till ½ after 10 Oclock, & Incampd by the 3 Islands. Seeing a Bear upon the shore we landed, and followd it abo⟨ut⟩ half a Mile from the River wch. gave us an opportunity of s⟨eeing⟩ a little of the Land, which was hilly but rich.
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- “[Diary entry: 9 November 1770],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified October 5, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-02-02-0005-0030-0009. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 2, 14 January 1766 – 31 December 1770, ed. Donald Jackson. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1976, p. 312.]