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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

Captain Cook to Secretary Jackson

Captain Cook to Secretary Jackson.

Deptford,18 March, 1776.



Having already entered as many men for the Resolution as will, with the party of marines, make up her full complement, I beg you will be pleased to move their Lordships to allow me to do this exclusive of the marines, in order to have it in my power to make choise of such men only as are fit for the voyage.

I am, &c.


Jam's Cook.