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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

Captain Cook to Secretary Jackson.*

Captain Cook to Secretary Jackson.*

26 December, 1775.


In answer to your letter of the 20th inst. respecting the petition of Jno. Frazer, I am to acquaint you that I do not think him qualified for the preferment he prays for, or any other in which seamanship is necessary. He has lately applyed to me to solicit their Lordships to appoint him master-at-arms; as he is a steady, sober man, and served several years as a soldier in the East India Companie's service, I believe he may be well enough qualified for that station.

I am, &c.,

Jam's Cook.

* George Jackson, Secretary to the Admiralty.