Four Years in the Government Exploring Expedition

Four Years in the Government Exploring Expedition

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...however arduous, afford an example worthy our emulation; and that the strongest terms of sympathy with their friends at home are inadequate to the expression of our regret. Resolved, That, as a mark of affection and respect for our lost associates, we cause a monument, designed among ourselves, to be erected tc their memory in the cemetery at Mount Auburn. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the bereaved relatives of Lieutenant Underwood and Midshipman Henry. It was further resolved, that a committee of nine persons be appointed to carry the foregoing resolutions into effect; and that this committee consist of the following gentlemen, to wit: --Captain William L. Hudson, Lieut. James Alden, Lieut. H. L. Case, Dr. J. C. Palmer, Mr. T. R. Peal, (ornithologist), Passed Midshipman S. F. Blunt, Purser Wm. Speiden, Midshipman George W. Clark, Midshipman J. L. Blair. It was next moved and resolved, that the sum of two thousand dollars be appropriated for the erection of the monument; and that the pursers of the expedition be authorized to charge the said sum to the officers and scientific corps, in proportion to the rate of their several salaries. The subject of an inscription was referred to a future meeting, and the committee were instructed to select a model from the designs which they might hereafter receive. The meeting then adjourned. On the 9th of August, the " Flying Fish " arrived, and Captain Wilkes rejoined the " Vincennes." Next day, it being Sunday, the chaplain of the squadron delivered a sermon on the death of Messrs. Underwood and Henry. The following portions of it may be interesting: --Lieutenant Joseph A. Underwood, was born July 15th, 1811. He entered the Navy of the United States in 1829, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662324X
  • 9781236623249