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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

[Enclosure.] — J. Boddington* to Captain Cook

J. Boddington* to Captain Cook.

Office of Ordnance,26 April, 1776.



Having laid before the principal officers of the Ordnance your letter of the 19th instant, requesting that his Majesty's sloop the Resolution, under your command, may be supplied with ten additional half-barrels of corn'd powder, as you do not imagine her allowance of fifty half-barrels sufficient for so long a voyage as she is intended, and also desiring that she may be supplied with two half-barrels of glazed powder, I received their commands to acquaint you that they cannot comply with your request without orders from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty which they desire you to apply for.

I am, &c.


John Boddington

page 132

* John Boddington, Under Secretary to his Majesty's Board of Ordnance; on 1st September of the following year he was appointed Secretary.—Annual Register, vol. xx, p. 225.