The Friend, Or, Advocate of Truth

The Friend, Or, Advocate of Truth

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...The most definite account, re specting the "John Bull," which we have been able to obtain, is found in M'Connell's book, entitled, "A Residence of 11 years in New Holland and the Caroline Islands." Ho states that he was a sailor on board the vessel, at the time of her wreck. The "waverly"--This brig was taken, crew murdered, and vessel destroyed by the inhabitants of Strong's Island, in 1835. This vessel was owned by the Government of the Sandwich Islands, and was fitted out by Messrs. Ladd & Co. in part, to search for Capt. Dowsett, who sailed from Honolulu in in the schooner "Victoria," and waj captured by the natives of the Piscadores, but whether killed or not, has never been defiinitely ascertained. The Waverly was burnt and sunk in the lee harbor of Strong's Island, but the full particulars have never been ascertained. It is supposed that certain white men, living among the natives, were deeply implicated in the affair. The "Harriet"--This was an English whale ship belonging to London. She was taken and crew murdered by the inhabitants of Strong's Island, in the antumn of 1842.--This island is situated in 55 20 N. and 163 2ft E. The particulars in regard to the loss of ihe Harriet were communicated by by Capt Cudlip, commanding the English whale ship Pacific, of St. Johns. The Pacific visited Slrong's Island for supplies in January, 1843, and was detained by head winds in the weather harbor of the island over two months. From Capt. Cudlip's narrative, we copy as follows: --"On the 19th of March, 1843, we took advantage of a calm morning, and towed out leaving the place with many doubts as to the real character of the natives, not from anything we could perceive in their conduct, i...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565665
  • 9781236565662