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Cwptain Beecheif s l?o?jage. ! 99 direction, ?d, li?e ?lm?t all the co?! ?iands, contai? a lag?n, and ?s s?ep on all sidez. The island of Cle?on?Tonnerre, which was ?si?d on the 18th of January, ? ten mi?s in leith, but ve? narrow? par- ficul?!y at ?e extremities. It is of ?e same forma?on ? ? Hood's Island, but more elevated, and abounds with ?coa-nut trees. Wi? the exception of a few breaks in ?e sou?he? shor% by which ?e sea, when high, at times communicates with the lagoon, it is ?Wgether above water. The lag?n has several sm?] islands in it, and the shores all round am steep and abound ? ?sh. The zhip here ?coun?md an unusually formidable water- spout, of which Capt?n Beechey gives an animated desc?ption, accompanied by a sketch of its apdarance in ? different s?ges of i? progress. Cap,in Dupermy, in his voyage round ?e world, in the Co?u?lle, visited th? island, and, supposing it to be a new discovery, n?ed it Ciermont-Tonne?e, after the la? French minister of ma?ne. Captain Beechey seems, however, decided in ?s opinion that it was before discovered by the ship Miners. The inhabitants are not above ?, and among them there was a gmat dive?ity of complexion. Th? were exce?ingly shy, and the surf would not allow the B!ossom's ?ats to land: latitude 18 � 4? ? S., and longitude 13? 01' ?" W. Serle lsl?d, &e next visited, ? January ?1, is seven miles and a half in length? in a N.W. direction, and ?o miles and a quaRer in width in its broadest p?t;--i? latitude is 18 �Off S., and longitude 137 �5" W. It is a low strip of coral' f6?ation, and has several clumps of trees, which have been m?taken by some navigatom for hillocks. The population altogether cannot exceed 1?, and ?ey resemble the inhabitants of Clermont-Tonnerre or ?ine?a island. Whi?unday Is!?d, dis?vemd by Captain Wallis in 1767, is situa?d in latitude 19 � S., and longitude 138 � W., and for? miles to the westward of the place assigned to it by that navigator. 'A landing w? effected here on Janua? ?3, and several hu? were obse?ed? ?th well-beaCh Pathways, and ?se? voi? for fresh wa?r cut eighteen inches into the coral; but no inhabimn? were seen. ?e island is a mile and a half in length, and not four ?les, ? stated by Captain Wallh, steep all round, of cor? formation, well wooded, and contains a lagoon. The same eyeing ?ey bore up for Queen Charlotte's Island, ?so dis?vered by Captain Wallis, in latitude 19 � S., and 1ongitu? 138 � W. The ?ml hem ?d so gw? up that no iag?n co?d be perceiv? in ?e ?n?e, and not a single s?men w? to be ?en of the numerous ?oa-nut ?s found by Captain Wal?s. L?n I?la?, ?sited on January ?4, in latitude 18 � 1? ?