A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 12 eBook

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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 collectionOf voyages and travels.

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PART III.

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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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CHAPTER I.

An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his majesty George
iiiFor 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 endeavourDrawn up
from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from
the papers of sir Joseph banks, BartBy John Hawkesworth, ll.D. [Taken
from the third edition, London 1785, variously modified to answer the
purposes of this collection, as elsewhere explained.]

GENERAL INTRODUCTION.

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.[1] The Dolphin and the Tamar were dispatched under the command of Commodore Byron.

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