a good supply of rum and tobacco. These articles,
which the islanders had got a taste of from American
traders, were too strong a temptation for the fellow,
and he consented. They paddled off in the track
in which the ship was bound, and lay-to until she
came down to them. George stepped on board the
ship, nearly naked, painted from head to foot, and
in no way distinguishable from his companion until
he began to speak. Upon this the people on board
were not a little astonished, and, having learned
his story, the captain had him washed and clothed,
and, sending away the poor astonished native with
a knife or two and some tobacco and calico, took George
with him on the voyage. This was the ship Cabot,
of New York, Captain Low. She was bound to Manilla,
from across the Pacific; and George did seaman’s
duty in her until her arrival in Manilla, when he
left her, and shipped in a brig bound to the Sandwich
Islands. From Oahu, he came, in the British brig
Clementine, to Monterey, as second officer, where,
having some difficulty with the captain, he left her,
and, coming down the coast, joined us at San Pedro.
Nearly six months after this, among some papers we
received by an arrival from Boston, we found a letter
from Captain Low, of the Cabot, published immediately
upon his arrival at New York, giving all the particulars
just as we had them from George. The letter was
published for the information of the friends of George,
and Captain Low added that he left him at Manilla
to go to Oahu, and he had heard nothing of him since.
George had an interesting journal of his adventures
in the Pelew Islands, which he had written out at
length, in a handsome hand, and in correct English.
 In the spring of 1841, a sea-faring man called
at my rooms, in Boston and said he wished to see me,
as he knew something about a man I had spoken of in
my book. He then told me that he was second mate
of the bark Mary Frazer, which sailed from Batavia
in company with the Cabot, bound to Manilla, that
when off the Pelew Islands they fell in with a canoe
with two natives on board, who told them that there
was an American ship ahead, out of sight, and that
they had put a white man on board of her. The
bark gave the canoe a tow for a short distance.
When the Mary Frazer arrived at Manilla, they found
the Cabot there; and my informant said that George
came on board several times, and told the same story
that I had given of him in this book. He said
the name of George’s schooner was the Dash,
and that she was wrecked, and attacked by the natives,
as George had told me.
This man, whose name was Beauchamp, was second mate
of the Mary Frazer when she took the missionaries
to Oahu. He became religious during the passage,
and joined the mission church at Oahu upon his arrival.
When I saw him, he was master of a bark.