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Historical Records of New Zealand


page 142


Stayed a month at Otaheite; were six weeks going to the Sandwich Islands; stayed ten days.

April 17.—Made the coast of America.

Aug. 28.—Anchored at Nootka, where the store-ship the Dædalus had arrived before. Mr. Hergest, Mr. Gooch, and one seaman had been cut off at Wohakoo.* Two years more will scarce complete the research to be done on the coast. Don Quadra, commandant of the Spaniards, is; he this day departs for New Spain, leaving a frigate in charge of the port. Vessels of all nations are in the port.