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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

Captain Clerke to Secretary Stephens

Captain Clerke to Secretary Stephens.

Admiralty Office,7 May, 1776.



I beg leave to trouble you with the following request to their Lordships:

There are two men, David Markham and Will'm Morris,* on board the Lion (commanded by Lieut. Pickersgill), with whom I have long since been acquainted, who are very desirous of going the voyage with me.

I propos'd to Mr. Pickersgill to give him two men in their lieu, which he very readily came into, so intreat the favour of their Lordships that we may be indulg'd in this exchange.

I am, &c.


Chas. Clerke


* These men probably formed part of the crew of either the Resolution or the Adventure—neither of them was on the Endeavour.