Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.
Clendon to Secretary of State. — Consulate of the United States of America, — Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 30th July, 1839
Clendon to Secretary of State.
Consulate of the United States of America,
Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 30th July, 1839.
Secretary of State,
I have the honour to enclose the return of American Vessels that have entered this Port since January 1st as far as the information could be obtained previous to the receipt of my appointment.
I have much pleasure in stating the Native Chiefs have expressed their readiness to render me every assistance I may require and have when applied to apprehended all deserters.
I regret to communicate the loss of the American ship Atlantic,* of Warren, R.I., on the 12th June 1839 off Ackaroa Bay on the S.E. part of this coast. Crew saved. The Master, Officers, and six seamen arrived here on the 23rd July in the ship France of Havre, a French Whaler, (the other seamen found employment on board the ships in Ackaroa Bay), necessary relief and assistance has been rendered. One officer and five seamen I have found employment for on board the ships in Port, the Master, first Mate and one seaman I sent home in the ship General Jackson of Bristol R.I.page 606
James Busby Esq British Resident has communicated to me the intention of the English Government to remove the office of Resident to that of a Consul.
I am Sir
Your obedient Servant
James R. Clendox.
* Of 323 tons, Captain Howland. On 16th June some of “the Atlantic's People signed articles” with Captain Hempleman at his whalingstation at Piraki, Banks Peninsular (Anson, The Piraki Log, p.90).