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AND

SUCCESSFUL RESULT

OF A

VOYAGE IN THE SOUTH SEAS,

PERFORMED BY ORDER OF THE

GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH INDIA,

TO ASCERTAIN

THE ACTUAL FATE

OF

LA PÉROUSE'S EXPEDITION,

INTE..SPERSED WITH

ACCOUNTS OF THE RELIGION, MANNERS, CUSTOMS

AND CANNIBAL PRACTICES

OF THE

SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS.

BY THE

CHEVALIER CAPT. P. DILLON,
Member of the Legion of Honour; of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and of the Geographical

Society of Paris :
Commander of the Hon. East-India Company's Ship Research.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
HURST, CHANCE, AND CO., ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

1829.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY J. L. COX, GREAT QUEEN STREET,

LINCOLN'S-INN FIELDS.

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WHICH HAS THEREBY SECURED THE GRATITUDE OF THE FRENCH NATION,

17,80

AND OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD,

BY AN ACT EVINCING A NOBLE REGARD

FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY AND SCIENCE,

STECHKT

CALCULATED TO RENDER NATIONS ILLUSTRIOUS,

AND TO CEMENT THE BONDS OF AMITY BETWEEN STATES,

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