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Página 50 - Sir, — I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that...
Página 4 - Strait, but continue to push to the westward without loss of time, in the latitude of about 74V, till you have reached the longitude of that portion of land on which Cape Walker is situated, or about 98° west.
Página 41 - We have been lying near our present station, with an easterly wind blowing fresh, for thirty-six hours together, and although this was considerably off the land, the ice had not during the whole of that time moved a single yard from the shore, affording a proof that there was no space in which the ice was at liberty to move to the westward.
Página 5 - We deem it right to caution you against suffering the two vessels placed under your orders to separate, except in the event of accident or unavoidable necessity...
Página 23 - I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admir•alty, that at 5 o'clock pm on the 6th of August last, in latitude 24° 44...
Página 4 - ... south-westward to render it expedient to adopt this new course before the end of the present season, and if, therefore, you should have determined to winter in that neighbourhood, it will be a matter for your mature deliberation whether in the ensuing season you would proceed by the above-mentioned Strait, or whether you would persevere to the southwestward, according to the former directions. " 7. You are well aware, having yourself been one of the intelligent travellers who have traversed the...
Página 72 - Society as the starting place for an attempt to reach the North Pole ; it would appear to be an inlet that runs up high to the northward, as an officer in one of Parry's ships states that he saw in the line of direction along that inlet, the sun at midnight skimming the horizon. " From Lancaster Sound Franklin's instructions directed him to proceed through Barrow's Strait, as far as the islands on its southern side extended, which is short of Melville Island, which was to be avoided, not only on...
Página 97 - ... atmospheric observations in those northern, and rarely visited regions of the globe ; and we annex hereto a copy of the instructions given to Sir J. Franklin, in order that you may pursue a similar course ; and though we estimate any such observations as of inferior importance to the one leading object of the expedition, you will nevertheless, omit no opportunity of rendering it as contributive to scientific acquisition as to the performance of the great duties of national humanity.
Página 4 - Cape Walker is situated, or about 98° west . From that point we desire that every effort be used to endeavour to penetrate to the southward and westward in a course as direct towards Behring's Strait as the position and extent of the ice, or the existence of land, at present unknown, may admit.
Página 4 - ... in the direction before ordered be arrested by ice of a permanent appearance, and that when passing the mouth of the Strait, between Devon and Cornwallis Islands, you had observed that it was open and clear of ice ; we desire that you will duly consider, with reference to the time already consumed, as well as to the symptoms of a late or early close of the season, whether that channel might not offer a more practicable outlet from the Archipelago, and a more ready access to the open sea, where...

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