The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks 1768–1771 [Volume Two]
Friday March 23d 1770. Lat. Long
Friday March 23d 1770. Lat. Long.
All the day was clear and the evening also very fine. At sunset the machine was set up; it at first intirely refusd to work but after about ¼ of an hour some sparks were excited, the greatest however that we could raise it to was only a slight shock. The floor cloth conducted as usual which we ascertaind by resting upon a table or chair in which case we did not feel the shock which standing upon the ground we always did.