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CONTENTS

OF THE FIRST VOLUME.


Hydrographic Instructions

Page xvii.

Her Majesty's ship Sulphur quits England — Captain Beechey invalided — Is succeeded by Acting-Commander Kellett, who repairs to Panama to await instructions — Captain Belcher appointed to the command of the Expedition — Quits Falmouth in her Majesty's steamer Echo — Touches at Lisbon, and reaches Barbadoes and Jamaica — Is transferred to her Majesty's ship Forte, Commodore Pell, and thence to her Majesty's ship Madagascar, Commodore Sir J. Peyton— Is present at the blockade, &c., of Carthagena, and then embarks in her Majesty's ship Nimrod for Chagres — Passage up the river — Reaches Panama, and takes command of the Sulphur

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Assume the command of the Sulphur — Escort Consul's family to Chagres, and measure meridian distance by chronometers — Embark the ladies in her Majesty's ship Nimrod,and re-measure distance to Gorgona — Another attempt with the rockets from Caraveli, unsuccessful; Explosion bags from tree on Ato.Ormigero,

successful — Measure distance to Panama — Power of Moteros in carrying burdens — Opinion on rocket measurement compared with chronometer — Present state of Panama — Move to Taboga — Leave Taboga — Visit Baia Honda — Magnetic Island (Pueblo Nueva) — Pass Gulf of Nicoya — Papagayo gusts — Arrive at Realejo — Obtain supplies — Port of Realejo — Quit Realejo by the Barra Falsa — Repair to Libertad — Visit San Salvador — Return and hear of fatal accident to coxswain — Surf — Difficulty of getting to ship — Succeed, and quit Libertad — Touch at Manzanilla (Port of Cohma) — Reach San Bias — Visit Tepic — Quit San Bias for Sandwich Islands

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Search for islands in the neighbourhood of Socorro — Clouds and Freshwater Island — Pass over position of Best's Island — Make Clarion's — Search for islands reported by Whalers between 130° and 13° W — Cross Blossom's track — Method of inserting track — Make Island of Mam — Singular cascades — Arrive at Oahu — Enter the port to refit— Question of forcible entry of "Clementine" — Appeal to the Government unsuccessful — Re-capture Clementine, and send her for the king — Missionary threat— Land the missionaries — Arrival of the French frigate Venus — Letter from the king — Arrival of the king's yacht — Royal reception — King consents to the missionaries remaining — Suspicions of foul play — Take leave of Venus, and quit Oahu — Arrival in the Bay of Atooi — Quit Hanalae — Present condition of Oahu — Views of the king — College at Maui — Starling despatched to Port Mulgrave — Touch at Rose Island — Arrive at Port Etches —Aurora observed —Visit the Russian settlement of Port Etches — Discover traces of Captain Portlock on Garden Island — Quit Port Etches — Extraordinary appearance of land near Cape Suckling — Anchor in Icy Buy, under Mount Elias — Point Riou not to be found — Icebergs — Arrival at Port Mulgrave — Rejoin Starling — Lip ornament — Quit Port Mulgrave

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Norfolk Sound, Cape Edgecumbe — Sitka — Russian Governor Koupreanoff — Erect observatory — Establishment of Sitka — Small-pox among the Indians — Attention of the Governor — Entertainment to the natives — Probable cause of disagreements — Musical instruments — Slavery — Russian ball — Quit Sitka — Customary signals — Reach Woody Point — Anchor in Friendly Cove, Nootka — Arrival of Macquilla — Description of natives — Exhibition of magic-lanthorn and fireworks — A court fool — Sulkiness of Macquilla, on our refusal to trade — Description of natives — Quit Nootka, and proceed to San Francisco

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Changes since 1828 — Result of revolution — Delawares — Visit Santa Clara — Decay of the mission— Examine Sacramento — Meet Indian hunters — Reach Point Victoria — Commence survey of river — Short of provisions — Grotesque dresses of Indians — Decrease of population — Animals — Climate—Productions — Scenery of river — Scarcity of provisions — Rejoin Starling — Insecure state of the country — Renegadoes — Quit San Francisco — Anchor at Monterey — State of its defences — Quit Monterey — Pass Cape San Lucas — Touch at Tres Marias — Reach San Bias

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Official news of the accession of Queen Victoria — Arrival of Venus — Scurvy — Starling despatched to Panama for letters — Quit San Bias — Arrive at Acapulco — Entering by Boca Chica — Interview with the Governor — Erect observatory — Examine the port — Capacity — Best berth — Watering place — Present state of trade — Merchants deserting the city in consequence of custom-house regulations — Earthquakes from 1732 to present date — Fort San Carlos not affected by them — Period of rainy

season — Distance from Mexico — Imports, exports, and general trade — Population and diseases — Military force — Execution of two murderers — Unsafe at night — Quit Acapulco — Touch at Guatulco, and fix position of Morro Ayuca — Cross Gulf of Tehuantepec — Views of volcanic peaks — Call at Sonsonate and Libertad — Volcano of Isalco active — Anchor at Realejo

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Excursion to summit of Viejo Volcano — San Antonio — Mr. Bridge, its proprietor — Chinandega — Swarm of musquitoes — Moyotepita — Pine range — Viejo summit — Palm toddy — Return to San Antonio — Move on to Chichigalpa — Posoltega — City of Leon — Its Cathedral and College — Reach Piedra Gorda on the lake of Managua — Attempt to visit Momotombita relinquished — Stormy breezes — Reach Nagarote — Hospitality — Move on to Matiares — Productions — Cholera, &c. — Reported remains of causeway to Momotombita — Reach Managua — Brasil wood noticed — Sleep at Managua— Move on to Tepitapa — The falls — Sulphur springs — Return to Managua — Matiares — Nagarote — Leon and San Antonio — Rejoin Sulphur, and quit Realejo to examine Gulf of Papagayo — Bay of Salinas — Murciellagos islands examined — Return to Realejo — Arrival of Starling with letters — Quit Realejo — Search for and find Culebra — Survey it — Reach island of Cocos — Tedious passage — Pass through Gallapagos, and reach Callao

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Naval forces at Callao — Refit the Sulphur — Arrival of Admiral Ross — Periodical observations — Visit the coast below Callao — Cerro Azul — Port and town of Chilca — Disturbances in Peru — Arrival of the Chilians — Troops land at Ancon — Engagement near Lima — Chilian forces enter the city — Ladies witness the action — The Sulphur quits Callao — Visits the Ilormigas, Payta, Guayaquil

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Proceed to Guayaquil in gig — Ladies of Guayaquil — General Wright's excursion to Bodegas — General Flores — Batahoya, Bull fight — Alligators — Balsas, Canoa de pieca — Samborodon — Sulphur drops down the river — H. M. S. Harrier calls at Puna — Capture of an alligator — Handsome conduct of Government of Equador — Return to Panama — Visit Yslas del Rey — Witness pearl-diving operations — Arrival of despatches — Sail for Realejo — Reach Realejo

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Realejo — Termination of the rainy season — Quit Realejo and repair to Chicarene — Gulf of Fonseca — Trip to San Miguel — Agua Frio — Reach San Miguel — Start to visit the Volcano — Demur at Chinameca — Return in disgust to San Miguel — Quit, and visit Moncagua — Breakfast — Arrive at San Miguel — The fair — Method of transacting business — Honourable conduct of natives — Run to Realejo — Meet H. M. S. Imogene — Return to Conchagua — Port of San Carlos — Ascend Amapala — Conchagua, &c. — Pitch observatory under Conseguina — Start with Starling and boats to examine Estero Real — Result — Swarms of Mosquitoes — Canal question — Volcano of Conseguina — Desolation caused by its eruption — Return to Realejo — A boat upset in a squall — Mr. Speck and a seaman drowned — Sail for the Gulf of Nicoya

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Survey of the Gulf of Nicoya — Its capabilities — Examine Bay of Honda — Quibo — Receive despatches at Panama — Future movements — Sail for the Sandwich Islands — Revisit Cocos Island — Examine Clipperton Rock — Anchor at Honolulu — Disposition of the king towards us — Funeral of Kinau, the

King's aunt — The king and suite visit the Sulphur — Missionary influence and operations — The islands less frequented — The Orphan School — Rapid decrease of the population — Exports and productions

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Quit Honululu — Touch at Atooi — Signs of improvement — Sail for the north — Great numbers of marine animals — Touch at Kodiack — Natives — Observations — Visit Sitka — Enter the Columbia River — Present state of Astoria — Ascend the river to Fort Vancouver — Jealousy of the Indians respecting their dead — The establishment at Fort Vancouver — Colonizing the Wallamette — Relations with America and Russia — Great size of the forest trees — The Hudson's Bay trading establishment — Wreck of a Japanese junk — The crew seized by the natives — Other similar occurrences — Character of the Indians who compress the head — Influence on the mind — Sail for California — Settlement of Ross — Bodega — Unsafe anchorage — San Francisco — Sailing directions for the port

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Arrive at Monterey — Move on to St. Barbara — Kelp line — St. Barbara — Move on to San Pedro — Starling despatched to San Buenaventura — San Pedro — Touch at San Juan — Starling despatched to examine St. Catalina — Anchor at San Diego — Description of the port — Alarm from Indians — Defenceless state — Country vpines made at San Luis Rey — Quit San Diego — Pass Cape Colnett and enter San Quentin, or Puerto de las Vireines — Touch at San Bartolomé — Enter and anchor in Gulf of Magdalena — Fossils — Esteros — Extent of Esteros — Probable connexion with La Paz — Adapted for naval rendezvous — Cape San Lucas Productions — Reach San Bias — Quit, and anchor at Mazatlan — Return to San Bias

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Quit San Bias — Island of Socorro — Goats — Does not afford water — Braithwaite's Bay — Clarion Island — Lose anchor - Botany — Fish — No water — Irish eagle shot — False alarm of breakers — Make the Marquesas — Enter port Anna Maria — Nuhuhiva — Transactions — War in Tabu — Interference to stop hostilities — Unsuccessful — Compact of safety to foreign residents — Signed by king and prime ministers — Quit Nuhuhiva

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in the hydrographic instructions.

Page xxiv. line 6, for which read winch.