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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

Lieutenant Cook to Secretary Stephens.*

Lieutenant Cook to Secretary Stephens.*

Endeavour, bark, in Plymo. Sound,
14 August, 1768.


Please to acquaint their Lordships that I arrived here this day in his Majesty's bark Endeavour, under my command, and shall make all the dispatch in my power to proceed to sea.

I am, &c.,

James Cook.

* This and the following letter are not in the handwriting of Lieutenant Cook. They were signed by him, but were apparently written by a clerk. The letter from Batavia, vol. i, p. 1, is in the same hand; as is also the Admiralty Journal, and the Journal recently purchased in London by Mr. Corner. The Endeavour sailed from Plymouth on the 26th August, 1768.