age. Remarks on the Mildness of the Wea-
ther, as far as the Latitude 44° North.
Paucity of Sea Birds, in the Northern He-
misphere. Small Sea Animals described.
Arrival on the Coast of America. Appear-
ance of the Country. Unfavourable Winds
and boisterous Weather. Remarks on
Martin de Aguilar's River, and Juan de
Fuca's pretended Strait. An Inlet disco-
vered, where the Ship's anchor. Behavi-
our of the Natives,
CHAP.IV. Transactions amongst the Natives of North Ame-
rica ; Discoveries along that Coast and the
Eastern Extremity of Asia, Northward to Icy
Cape; and return Southward to the Sandwich
Sect. I. The Ships enter the Sound, and moor in a
Harbour. Intercourse with the Natives.
Articles brought to barter. Thefts com-
mitted. The Observatories erected, and
Carpenters set to work. Jealousy of the
Inhabitants of the Sound to prevent other
Tribes having Intercourse with the Ships.
Stormy and raioy Weather. Progress
round the Sound. Behaviour of the Na-
tives at their Villages. Their Manner of
drying Fish, &c. Remarkable Visit from
Strangers, and introductory Ceremonies.
A second Visit to one of the Villages.
Leave to cut Grass, purchased. The Ships
sail. Presents given and received at part-
II. The Name of the Sound, and Directions for
Sailing into it. Account of the adjacent
Country. Weather. Climate. Trees.
Other Vegetable Productions. Quadru-
peds, whose Skins were brought for Sale.
Sea Animals. Description of a Sea-Otter.
Birds. Water Fowl. Fish. Shell-fish, &c.
Reptiles. Insects. Stones, &c. Persons
of the Inhabitants. Their Colour. Com.
mon Dress and Ornaments. Occasional
Dresses, and monstrous Decorations of
wooden Masks. Their general Disposi.
tions. Songs, Musical Instruments. Their