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IN AN OPEN BOAT,
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
Remainder of the Crew of said Ship.
BY CAPTAIN BLIGH,
In an open Boat, in the Year 1789.
FORMER navigators having discovered a prolific and salutary vegetable in the South Sea Islands, which was used by the natives instead of bread, it occurred to the merchants and others interested in our West India possessions, that the introduction of it on their property would be extremely beneficial. The nature of the climate, and the strength of the plant, seemed to promise luxuriant fruit; and, from various observations made in different voyages, there appeared to be little doubt that its cultiva. tion in the West Indies would be attended with success.