James Cook letter requesting supplies

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James Cook letter requesting supplies  (1768) 
by James Cook
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Admiralty Office 8th July 1768

Sir

In order to make surveys of such parts as His Majesty's Bark the Endeavour under my command may touch at, it will be necessary to be provided with a set of instruments for that purpose. Please to move my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to order me to be supplied with the under mentioned mathematical instruments.
I am
Sir
your most obedient servant
James Cook


Theodolite complete..................one
Plane Table..............................one
Brass scale 2 feet long.................one
Double concave glass.................one
Glass for tracing plans from light...one
A pair of large Dividers
A Parallel Ruler
A Pair of Proportional Compass's
Stationary & Colours

Phillip Stephens Esq.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.