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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

The Admiralty to Captain Cook

The Admiralty to Captain Cook.

Admiralty Office, Monday, 3 February, 1776.

Capt'n Cook is ordered by Lord Sandwich to acquaint Mr. Jackson that the Discovery's compliment of marines is to be twelve men, including a serj't, who is to command the party.

page 122

Only eleven marines, including the serjeant, were on the Discovery. The Resolution's complement of marines consisted of twenty men, including a lieutenant (Mr. Phillips) in charge.