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THE ARCTIC REGION S:
VESSELS UNDER SIR JOHN FRANKLIN.
MANY YEARS EDITOR OF THE COLONIAL MAGAZINE, ETC. ETC.
TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ACCOUNT OF THE
I'NDER THE PATRONAGE OF
HENRY GRINNELL, ESQ.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN EDITION,
BY JOHN C. LORD, D. D.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the yer 18:2, by
GEO. H. DERBY AND CO. In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Northern District
of New York.
BEADLE & BROTHER,
HENRY GRINNELL, ESQ.,
THIS FIRST AMERICAN EDITION
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN AND THE ARCTIO REGIONS,
IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
The explorations of the Arctic Regions, made during the last three centuries, have been prompted by the most commendable spirit, and have called into requisition, and strikingly developed, traits of character of a high order. The Arctic navigators have usually been men of extreme daring, wonderful perseverance and sublime fortitude; and a digest of their heroic toils in the path of geographical discovery, abounds with scientific facts, and examples of manly courage and exalted virtues, potential in their nature, and highly salutary in their tendency.
These considerations have impressed us with the importance of republishing this work. But as the English edition contains but slight reference to American enterprise and zeal in the search for the long absent ships, under the command of Sir John Franklin, we have deemed it proper to add an account of the expedition sent out under the patronage of Henry Grinnell, Esq., who is doing more than any other man in our country to entitle modern merchants to the appellation given to those of Tyre, in her best days—“ the honorable of the earth.” The account of the expedition which he sent out, is copied from Lossing's article, in Harper's New Monthly Magazine. The other additional matter will, we trust, be found pertinent, entertaining, and valuable. The work, in its present form, must, we feel assured, meet the approval of a discriminating public.