The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks 1768–1771 [Volume Two]
Monday March ye 19th 1770 of the Coast of [New Zealand] — Lat. S. Long
Monday March ye 19th 1770 of the Coast of [New Zealand]
Lat. S. Long.
The machine on being taken out of the Box was found to have had by some accident the plate and one of the Phials broken; the former was replacd by a spare one. Every part of it was perfectly dry and workd with great freedom; a small proportion of Electricity only could be excited, the most enough to strike through one card. During all our experiments the floor cloth conductd as it had done before tho it had not been washd for some weeks our experiment[s] were soon cut short by the wind which was foul freshning so much that we could not with safety let the Machine stand. — The day was rather hazey.