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Among the many candidates for this
Of the inventions for discovering the longitude. Vol. xxiv.;
be produced, as, particularly, the manifest impropriety of taking observations on land for determining the going of the clock; fince the true time at the ship must always be determined at sea, by taking altitudes with Hadley's quadrant. But I shall at present content myself with saying, that the method now before us does not appear to me to be calculated to do justice even to Mr Harrison; since he has been prevailed on to undertake this voyage at a time when his watch is not brought to that degree of perfeótion which he is capable of giving it; and when he knows, or ought to know, that he is not allowed, by an amendment lately made of the 12th of Q. Anne, (if I am rightly informed), more than one trial. Though the method of determining the
Of the inventions for discovering the longitude.