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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

Captain Cook to Secretary Stephens

Captain Cook to Secretary Stephens.

Admiralty Office, 16 April, 1772.


Agreeable to their Lordships' order, I have purchased all the articles intended to be sent out in the Resolution and Adventure (and which are now on board), amounting to three hundred page 89 and nine pounds one shilling and fourpence, as will appear by the inclosed papers, which I pray you will be pleased to lay before their Lordships, and move them to order me to be repaid.

I am, &c.,

Jam's Cook.


Accompt of sundrys purchased by order of the Right Hon'ble the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and put on board the Resolution and Adventure:—

To Shott of Dan'l Gow, as per bill £10 5 0
Caps and hatts of Hen. Dekar, as pr. bill 6 0 0
Ribbons of Jef. Vaux, as per bill 4 17 9
Sundrys of Jno. Baker, as per bill 155 19 6
Beads of Jno. Howard, as per bill 26 5 0
Kettles and wire of Geo. Pougru, as per bill 22 15 7
Sundrys of Wm. Wilson 31 10 0
Sundrys of Eliz. Bath, as per bill 43 6 0
Steel of Jno. Bendoe, as per bill 3 6 0
Grindstones, &c. of Coulson & Co., as per bill 3 5 0
Waterman for puting the above on board 1 11 6
£309 1 4