Primary Source: Chapter 21

Translated from Russian into English by Irina Vladi L. Wender. The contemporaneous copy of the original handwritten document is archived in the Russian State Library (Moscow, Russian Federation), Manuscript Division, f. 204. k.32. d. 39. fols. 1–2v.

October 1 [Sunday]. Strong wind from W with sunshine, the horizon is clear. At 5 o’clock came to a big stone which is 12 mi. W from San Nicolas Island. Also, noted an underwater reef. At 6 o’clock fired the cannon and lifted a signal. A white signal was lifted on the shore, as well. I went ashore, brought Tarakanov’s entire crew, and also brought two Kad’iak girls. At 4 a.m. came to San Clemente Island.

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