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,22 VOYAGE TO GREENDAND, in didrent directions, as to resemble hillocks om, ing together with inexpressible rage, and producing overwhelming destruction. The gale moderating and settling to the Y ?' northward, we again sailed towards the ice. It being usual for the officers to dine in the cabin to drink a prosperous voyage, the mate and harpooners were invited this day, and never did I see more justice done to roast beef and plum-pud- ding ! The mirth-inspiring grog made all happy, and thee usual fishing toast; "ship strong, crew healthy, ice open, and fish plenty," was drunk by all with oreat glee. Captain Scoresby, as' is usual at this annual meeting, delivered to them his instructions, signals,, and particular orders, to be observed when in pursuit of whales; and, as some of them .relate to giving assistance to foreign adventurers, and par- take so much of the national character, I have pro- cured a copy of them. They will be found, I trust, not unworthy the imitation of other commanders of Greenland ships, and their diffusion may be eminently useful. Latitude this day, 75 �; thermometer IIREUTIONS TO HARPOONERS WITH REGARD TO A$SIST.dCE. First, "Assist all ships whatever, either British or foign, when it can be done without dizadvantage to y.our own .vessel." Secon d, "If you accompany the boat of any ship,