XIII. Another Visit to Tootabah, with various Adventures: Extraordinary Amusement of the Indians, with Remarks upon it: Preparations to observe the Transit of Venus, and what happened in the mean Time at the Fort.
XIV. The Ceremonies of an Indian Funeral particularly described: General Observations on the Subject: A Character found among the Indians to which the Ancients paid great Veneration: A Robbery at the Fort, and its Consequences; with a Specimen of Indian Cookery, and various incidents.
XV. An Account of the Circumnavigation of the island, and various Incidents that happened during the Expedition; with a Description of a Burying-place and Place of Worship, called a Morai.
XVI. An Expedition of Mr Banks to trace the River: Marks of subterraneous Fire: Preparations for leaving the Island: An Account of Tupia.
A general history and collection. Of voyages and travels.
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A general history and collection of voyages and travels.
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PART III. BOOK I.
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An account of the voyages undertaken by the order
of his majesty George
iii. For making discoveries in the southern hemisphere; and successively
performed by commodore Byron, captain Wallis, captain Carteret, and
captain cook, in the Dolphin, the swallow, and the endeavour: Drawn up
from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from
the papers of sir Joseph banks, Bart. By John Hawkesworth, ll.D. [Taken
from the third edition, London 1785, variously modified to answer the
purposes of this collection, as elsewhere explained.]
His majesty, soon after his accession to the crown, formed a design of sending out vessels for making discoveries of countries hitherto unknown; and, in the year 1764, the kingdom being then in a state of profound peace, he proceeded to put it into execution. The Dolphin and the Tamar were dispatched under the command of Commodore Byron.