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Historical Records of New Zealand

Captain Bligh to Secretary Stephens

Captain Bligh to Secretary Stephens.

Batavia, Octr. 15 th, 1789.


I beg you will present the enclos’d account of my transactions and of the loss of his Majesty’s ship Bounty under my command unto the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, by which their Lordships will please to observe I have begun the account from the arrival of the ship at the Cape of Good Hope after my return from Cape Horn.

I left at Timor, to be sent by the first vessel that sailed, other accounts for their Lordships’ inspection.

I have, &c.,

Wm. Bligh.