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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

Captain Cook toSecretary Stephens

Captain Cook toSecretary Stephens.

Mile End,15 June, 1776.



Late last night I received the inclosed, which I thought proper to transmit to you, as I apprehend, I have no authority to page 135 order the Discovery to proceed in the absence of her commander. An order sent to Woolwich will reach her time enough for her to sail to-morrow.

I am, &c.


Jam's Cook


P.S.—Cap. Clerke has my order to proceed to Plymouth.