Quadro Elementar Das Relacoes Politicas E Diplomaticas de Portugal; Com as Diversas Potencias Do Mundo, Desde O Principio Da Monarchia Portugueza Ate

Quadro Elementar Das Relacoes Politicas E Diplomaticas de Portugal; Com as Diversas Potencias Do Mundo, Desde O Principio Da Monarchia Portugueza Ate

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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. 1790 edition. Excerpt: ... to an anchor, an attempt to procure gra(s here would be attended with delay and danger. Being thus difappointed in all the iflands after our leaving New Zealand, and having from variety of circumltances, been unavoidably retarded in our progrefs, it was in vain to think of doing any thing this year in the high latitudes of the northern hemifphere, from which we were fo far diltant, though it was now the feafon for our operations there. Thus fituated, it was neceflary to purfue fuch meafures as appeared beft calculated to prelerve our cattle, and fave the (tores and provilions of the mips; the better to enable us to profecute our northern difcoveries, which could not commence till a year later than was intended. If we could fortunately have procured a fupply of water and grafs, at any of the iilands we had lately vi fited, filed, we intended to have flood back to the S. till we had got a wefterly wind. But without f"uch a fupply, the certain confequence of doing this, would have been the lofs of the cattle, before it was poffible for us to reach Otaheite, without gaining a fingle point of advantage refpecting the grand object of our voyage. The captain, therefore, determined to bear away for the Friendly Ifles, where he knew he could be well fupplied with every thing he wanted: and it being neceffary to run night and day, he ordered Captain Clerke to keep with the Difcovery right a-head of us, becaufe that fhip could beft claw off the land, which we might poflibly fall in with in our paflage. Bearing away, therefore, we fleered W. by S. with a fine breeze. It was propofed to proceed firft to Middleburgh, or Eooa, thinking we might have provifion enough, for the cattle, to laft till we fhould arrive at that ifland. But the next day, about noon, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676629
  • 9781236676627