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At noon, we were three leagues past the island. ployed in washing the people's clothes. There We kept on towards the E.S.E., and for several was so much surf that the wood was obliged to days continued to see rock-weed, which is re be rafted off in bundles to the boat. Mr. Nelson marked to be generally the case after ships pass informed me, that, in his walks to-day, he saw a St. Paul's; but to the westward of it, very seldom tree, in a very healthy state, which he measured, any is seen.
and found to be thirty-three feet and a half in We had much bad weather, with snow and hail, girth ; its height was proportioned to its bulk. and in our approach to Van Diemen's Land, no- | Saturday the 23rd. The surf was rather greater thing was seen to indicate the nearness of the coast, than yesterday, which very much interrupted our except a seal, when we were within the distance wooding and watering. Nelson to-day picked up of 20 leagues.
a male opossum that had been recently killed, or At two o'clock this afternoon, we saw the rock had died, for we could not perceive any wound, named the Mewstone, that lies near the S.W. cape , unless it had received a blow on the back, where of Van Diemen's Land, bearing N.E. about six there was a bare place about the size of a shilling. leagues. The wind blew strong from the N.W. It measured fourteen inches from the ears to the As soon as we had passed the Mewstone, we were | beginning of the tail, which was exactly the same sheltered from a very heavy sea, which ran from | length. the westward. At eight o'clock at night we were Most of the forest trees were at this time shedabreast of the south cape, when the wind became ding their bark. There are three kinds, which light and variable. Saw several fires inland, are distinguished from each other by their leaves,
All the 20th, we were endeavouring to get into though the wood appears to be the same. Many Adventure Bay, but were prevented by vari- l of them are full one hundred and fifty feet high; able winds. The next morning, at five o'clock, but most of those that we cut down, were decayed we anchored in the outer part, and at sun-rise at the heart. There are, besides the forest trees, weighed again : at noon, we anchored well in the several other kinds that are firm good wood, and bay, and moored the ship.
may be cut for most purposes, except masts; In our passage from the Cape of Good Hope, neither are the forest trees good for masts, on acthe winds were mostly from the westward, with | count of their weight, and the difficulty of finding ve ry boisterous weather: but one great advantage, them thoroughly sound. Mr. Nelson asserted that this season of the year has over the summer that they shed their bark every year, and that they months is, in being free from fogs. I have already | increase more from the seed than by suckers. remarked, that the approach of strong southerly | I found the tide made a difference of full two feet winds is announced by many kinds of birds of the in the height of the water in the lake, at the back albatross or petterel tribe, and the abatement of of the beach. At high water, it was very brackthe gale, or a shift of wind to the northward, by ish, but at low tide, it was perfectly fresh to the their keeping away. The thermometer also very taste, and soap showed no sign of its being the least quickly shows when a change of these winds may impregnated. We had better success in fishing on be expected, by varying sometimes six and seven | board the ship, than by hauling the seine on shore; degrees in its height. I have reason to believe, for, with hooks and lines, a number of fine rock that after we passed the island St. Paul, there was cod were caught.--I saw to-day several eagles, a westerly current; the ship being every day to some beautiful blue-plumaged herons, and a great the westward of the reckoning, which in the whole, variety of paroquets. A few oyster-catchers and from St. Paul to Van Diemen's Land, made a differ- gulls were generally about the beach, and in the ence of four degrees between the longitude by the lake a few wild ducks. reckoning and the true longitude.
Being in want of plank, I directed a saw-pit to The ship being moored, I went in a boat to look be dug, and employed some of the people to saw out for the most convenient place to wood and trees into plank. The greater part of this week water at, which I found to be at the west end of the winds were moderate, with unsettled weather. the beach : for the surf, though considerable, was On Friday it blew strong from the S.W., with rain, less there than at any other part of the bay. The thunder, and lightning. We continued to catch water was in a gully about sixty yards from the fish in sufficient quantities for every body, and had beach ; it was perfectly good, but being only a better success with the seine.- We were fortunate, collection from the rains, the place is always dry also, in angling in the lake, where we caught some in the summer months; for we found no water | very fine tench. Some of the people felt a sickness in it when I was here with Captain Cook in Janu- i from eating muscles, that were gathered from the ary, 1777.-We had very little success in hauling rocks; but I believe it was occasioned by eating the seine; about twenty small flounders, and flat too many. We found some spider-crabs, most of headed fish, called foxes, were all that were taken. them not good, being the female sort, and out of
I found no signs of the natives having lately season. The males were tolerably good, and were frequented this bay, or of any European vessels known by the smallness of their two fore-claws, or having been here since the Resolution and Dis feeders. We saw the trunk of a dead tree, on covery in 1777. From some of the old trunks of which had been cut “ A. D. 1773." The figures trees, then cut down, I saw shoots about twenty were very distinct; even the slips made with the five feet high, and fourteen inches in circumfe knife were discernible. This must have been done rence.
by some of captain Furneaux's people, in March, In the evening, I returned on board. The next 1773, fifteen years before. The marks of the morning, 22nd, at daylight, a party was sent on | knife remaining so unaltered, I imagine the tree shore for wooding and watering, under the com- | must have been dead when it was cut; but it mand of Mr. Christian and the gunner; and I serves to show the durability of the wood, for it directed that one man should be constantly em- I was perfectly sound at this time. I shot two gannets: these birds were of the same size as those We approached within twenty yards of them, in England; their colour is a beautiful white, with but there was no possibility of landing, and I could the wings and tail tipped with jet black, and the only throw to the shore, tied up in paper, the pretop and back of the head of a very fine yellow. | sents which I intended for them. I showed the Their feet were black, with four claws, on each of different articles as I tied them up, but they would which was a yellow line, the whole length of the not untie the paper till I made an appearance of foot. The bill was four inches long, without leaving them. They then opened the parcels, and, nostrils, and very taper and sharp-pointed. | as they took the articles out, placed them on their
The east side of the bay being not so thick of | heads. On seeing this, I returned towards them, wood as the other parts, and the soil being good, / when they instantly put every thing out of their I fixed on it, at Nelson's recommendation, as the hands, and would not appear to take notice of any most proper situation for planting some of the thing that we had given them. After throwing a fruit-trees which I had brought from the Cape of few more beads and nails on shore, I made signs Good Hope. A circumstance much against any | for them to go to the ship, and they, likewise, thing succeeding here, is, that in the dry season, made signs for me to land; but as this could not the fires made by the natives are apt to communi- be effected, I left them, in hopes of a nearer intercate to the dried grass and underwood, and to view at the watering place. spread in such a manner as to endanger every When they first came in sight, they made a thing that cannot bear a severe scorching. We, prodigious clattering in their speech, and held however, chose what we thought the safest situa their arms over their heads. They spoke so quick, tions, and planted three fine young apple-trees, that I could not catch one single word they uttered. nine vines, six plantain-trees, a number of orange We recollected one man, whom we had formerly and lemon-seed, cherry-stones, plum, peach, and seen among the party of the natives that came to apricot-stones, pumpkins, also two sorts of Indian us in 1777, and who is particularised in the account corn, and apple and pear kernels. The ground is of Captain Cook's last voyage, for his humour and well adapted for the trees, being of a rich loamy deformity. Some of them had a small stick, two nature. The spot where we made our plantation or three feet long, in their hands, but no other was clear of underwood; and we marked the trees weapon. that stood nearest to the different things which Their colour, as Captain Cook remarks, is a dull were planted. Nelson followed the circuit of the black : their skin is scarified about their shoulders bay, planting in such places as appeared most and breast. They were of a middle stature, or eligible. I have great hopes that some of these | rather below it. One of them was distinguished articles will succeed. The particular situations I by his body being coloured with red ochre, but had described in my survey of this place, but I was all the others were painted black, with a kind of unfortunately prevented from bringing it home. soot, which was laid on so thick over their faces Near the watering place, likewise, we planted on a and shoulders, that it is difficult to say what they flat, which appeared a favourable situation, some were like. onions, cabbage-roots, and potatoes.
They ran very nimbly over the rocks, had a For some days past, a number of whales were | very quick sight, and caught the small beads and seen in the bay. They were of the same kind as nails, which I threw to them, with great dexterity. those we had generally met with before, having They talked to us sitting on their heels, with their two blow-holes on the back of the head.
knees close into their armpits, and were perfectly On the night of the 1st of September, we ob naked. served, for the first time, signs of the natives being In my return towards the ship, I landed at the in the neighbourhood. Fires were seen on the point of the harbour near Penguin Island, and low land, near Cape Frederick Henry, and at day- | from the hills, saw the water on the other side of light, we saw the natives with our glasses. As I the low isthmus of Cape Frederick Henry, which expected they would come round to us, I remained forms the bay of that name. It is very extensive, all the forenoon near the wooding and watering and in, or near, the middle of the bay, there is a parties, making observations, the morning being low island. From this spot, it has the appearvery favourable for that purpose. I was, however, ance of being a very good and convenient harbour. disappointed in my conjecture, for the natives did The account which I had from Brown, the not appear, and there was too great a surf for a botanist's assistant, was, that in his search for boat to land on the part where we had seen them. plants, he had met an old man, a young woman,
The natives not coming near us, I determined, and two or three children. The old man at first on the 2nd, to go after them, and we set out, in a appeared alarmed, but became familiar on being boat, towards Cape Frederick Henry, where we presented with a knife. He nevertheless sent arrived about eleven o'clock. I found landing im away the young woman, who went very reluctantly. practicable, and therefore came to a grapnel, in hopes He saw some miserable wigwams, in which were of their coming to us, for we had passed several nothing but a few kanguroo skins spread on the fires. After waiting near an hour, I was surprised ground, and a basket made of rushes. to see Nelson's assistant come out of the wood: he Among the wood that we cut here, we found had wandered thus far in search of plants, and many scorpions and centipes, with numerous black told me that he had met with some of the natives, ants that were an inch long. We saw no musSoon after we heard their voices like the cackling quitos, though in the summer months they are of geese, and twenty persons came out of the wood, twelve of whom went round to some rocks, What is called the New Zealand tea plant, grew where the boat could get nearer to the shore than here in great abundance ; so that it was not only we then were. Those who remained behind were gathered and dried to use as tea, but made exwomen.
cellent brooms. It bears a small pointed leaf, of
a pleasant smell, and its seed is contained in a describing the land of New Zealand, near Cape berry, about the size of a pea, notched into five South, says, in many places there are patches like equal parts on the top. The soil, on the west and white marble, it is probable that what we saw south sides of the bay, is black mould, with a might be of the same kind as what he had obmixture of fine white sand, and is very rich. The served. The westernmost of these islands is the trees are lofty and large, and the underwood grows largest ; they are of sufficient height to be seen at so close together, that in many places it is impas the distance of seven leagues from a ship's deck. sable. The east side of the bay is a rich loamy While in sight of the islands, we saw some pensoil ; but, near the tops of the hills, is very much guins, and a white kind of gull with a forked tail. encumbered with stones and rocks : the under Captain Cook's track, in 1773, was near this spot, wood thinly placed and small. The trees on the but he did not see the islands : he saw seals and S.S.E. and S.W. sides of the hills, grow to a penguins hereabouts, but considered New Zealand larger size than those that are exposed to the to be the nearest land. I have named them after opposite points ; for the sides of the trees open the ship, the Bounty Isles. or exposed to the north winds are naked, with On Sunday, the 21st, we saw a seal, some rockfew branches ; while the other sides are in a | weed, and a great many albatrosses. flourishing state. From this I do not infer, that October 2nd, Thursday, it being calm, and a the equatorial are more hurtful than the polar | number of small blubbers about the ship, I took winds; but that the trees, by their situation, up some in a bucket, but I saw no difference were more sheltered from the one than from the between them and the common blubbers in the other.
West Indies. We frequently, in the night-time, A calm prevented our sailing to-day. The observed the sea to be covered with luminous friendly interview which we had had with the spots, caused by prodigious quantities of small natives, made me expect that they would have blubbers, that, from the strings which extend from paid us a visit ; but we saw nothing more of them, them, emit a light like the blaze of a candle, while except fires in the night, upon the low land to the the body continues perfectly dark. northward.
The 3rd, in the morning, we saw a seal. CapThis forenoon, having a pleasant breeze at tain Cook has remarked seeing sea-weed, when N.W., we weighed anchor, and sailed out of nearly in the same place. Our latitude 40° 21'S., Adventure Bay.
longitude 215° E. * Being now well to the eastward of the Society Islands, I steered more to the
northward. CHAPTER V.
We continued to have the southern oceanic
birds accompany us, and a few whales. The ROCKY ISLANDS DISCOVERED-SEE THE ISLAND MAITEA, people caught albatrosses, and fattened them in AND ARRIVE AT OTAHEITE-SHIP CROWDED BY THE NA
the same manner which they had done when off TIVES.
Cape Horn. Some of these measured near eight BEING clear of the land, we steered towards the feet between the tips of the wings, when spread. E.S. E., it being my intention to pass to the south On Thursday, the 9th, we had the misfortune ward of New Zealand, as I expected in that route to lose one of our seamen, James Valentine, who to meet with constant westerly winds ; in which, died in the night, of an asthmatic complaint. however, I was disappointed, for they proved vari This poor man had been one of the most robust able, and frequently from the eastward blowing | people on board, until our arrival at Adventure strong, with thick misty weather. The thermo Bay, where he first complained of some slight meter varied from 41 to 46 degrees.
indisposition, for which he was bled, and got On the 14th, at noon, we were in 49° 24' S. better. Some time afterwards, the arm in which latitude, and in 168° 3' E. longitude, which is on he had been bled, became painful and inflamed : the same meridian with the south end of New the inflammation increased, with a hollow cough, Zealand. We altered our course, steering to the and extreme difficulty of breathing, to his death. northward of east, and frequently saw rock-weed, The 13th, in the afternoon, we saw two land which I supposed to have drifted from New Zea- | birds, like what are called sand-larks. Our latiland. The sea now became rougher, from our tude at this time was 28° 3' S., and longitude being exposed to a long swell, which came from 223° 26' E. The next morning we saw a tropic the N.E.
bird, and some fish. The winds were light and On the 19th, at day-light, we discovered a cluster variable, with calmis, from this time to the 19th, of small rocky islands, bearing east by north four when a breeze sprung up from the N. E., which leagues distant from us. We had seen no birds, I gradually came round to the eastward, and proved or any thing to indicate the nearness of land, to be the trade wind. except patches of rock-weed, for which the vicinity On the 25th, at half past seven in the morning, of New Zealand sufficiently accounted. The wind we saw the Island Maitea, called Osnaburg by being at N.E. prevented our near approach to | Captain Wallis, who first discovered it. As Capthese isles ; so that we were not less than three tain Wallis and Captain Cook had both passed leagues distant in passing to the southward of near the south side, I ran along the north side, them. The weather was too thick to see distinctly: which is remarkably steep. The island is high their extent was only three and a half miles from and round, and not more than three miles in its east to west, and about half a league from north greatest extent. The south side, where the deto south : their number, including the smaller clivity from the hill is more gradual, is the chief ones, was thirteen. I could not observe any place of residence of the natives : but the north verdure on any of them : there were white spots | side, from the very summit down to the sea, is so like patches of snow ; but, as Captain Cook, in steep, that it can afford no support to the inha
bitants. We steered pretty close in to the northward of the east end, where we saw but few habi
CHAPTER VI. tations : a very neat house on a small eminence, delightfully situated in a grove of cocoa-nut-trees, ACCOUNT OF AN ENGLISH SHIP LATELY SAILED FROM OTAparticularly attracted our notice. About twenty HEITE-DEATH OF OMAI--CAPTAIN COOK'S PICTURE SENT of the natives followed us along shore, waving
ON BOARD-OTOO VISITS THE SHIP-HIS VISIT RETURNEDand showing large pieces of cloth ; but the surf
NATIVES WELL DISPOSED TOWARDS US-ACCOUNT OF THE
CATTLE LEFT BY CAPTAIN COOK-BREAD-FRUIT PLANTS on the shore was too high to think of having any
PROMISED-VISIT TO THE FAREE RAHIE--PRESENTS MADE communication with them. I observed a great
TO THE ARREOYS. number of cocoa-nut-trees, but did not see one plantain-tree. There were other trees, but of
The ship being anchored, Sunday, 26th, our what kind we could not distinguish: near the east
number of visitors continued to increase ; but as end are two remarkable rocks, and a reef runs off
yet we saw no person that we could recollect to to the eastward about half a league.
have been of much consequence. Some inferior We continued our course to the westward, and
chiefs made me presents of a few hogs, and I made at six in the evening saw Otaheite, bearing W.
them presents in return. We were supplied with S.; the island Maitea, then in sight, bearing E.
cocoa-nuts in great abundance, but bread-fruit was S., eight leagues distant. As there was great
scarce. probability that we should remain a considerable
Many inquiries were made after Captain Cook, time at Otaheite, it could not be expected that
Sir Joseph Banks, and many of their former the intercourse of my people with the natives
friends. They said a ship had been here, from should be of a very reserved nature : I therefore
which they had learnt that Captain Cook was ordered that every person should be examined by
dead; but the circumstances of his death they did the surgeon, and had the satisfaction to learn, from not appear to be acquainted with ; and I had his report, that they were all perfectly free from
I given particular directions to my officers and any venereal complaint.
ship's company, that they should not be mentioned. On the 26th, at four o'clock in the morning,
The ship spoken of, they informed me, staid at having run twenty-five leagues from Maitea, we
| Otaheite one month, and had been gone four brought to till day-light, when we saw Point Venus months, by some of their accounts ; according to bearing S.W. by W., distant about four leagues.
others, only three months. The captain they As we drew near, a great number of canoes came
called Tonah. I understood likewise from them, off to us. Their first enquiries were, if we were
that Lieutenant Watts was in the ship ; who, tyos, which signifies friends ; and whether we
having been here in the Resolution with Captain came from Pretanie. (their pronunciation of Cook, was well known to them.-One of my first Britain) or from Lima: they were no sooner enquiries, as will naturally be imagined, was after satisfied in this, than they crowded on board in our friend Omai* ; and it was a sensible mortifivast numbers, notwithstanding our endeavours to cation and disappointment to me to hear that not prevent it, as we were working the ship in : and only Omai, but both the New Zealand boys who in less than ten minutes, the deck was so full that
had been left with him, were dead. Every one I could scarce find my own people. At nine in agreed in their information that they died a natural the forenoon, we were obliged to anchor in the
he | death. Otoo, who was the chief of Matavai when outer part of Matavai Bay, in thirteen fathoms,
Captain Cook was here the last time, was absent being prevented by light variable winds from | at another part of the island ; they told me mesplacing the ship in a proper birth.
sengers were sent to inform him of our arrival, This passage of fifty-two days from Van Diemen's | and that he was expected to return soon. There land may be rated as moderate sailing. We passed
| appeared among the natives in general great goodNew Zealand with the spring equinox, and the will towards us, and they seemed to be much winds, though strong, were at no time violent. / rejoiced at our arrival. This whole day we expeTo the southward of 40° 0'S. they were variable: rienced no instance of dishonesty. We were so between the latitudes of 40 and 33° S., the wind much crowded, that I could not undertake to kept in the N.W. quarter ; afterwards, till we got
remove to a more proper station, without danger into the trade, the winds were variable, mostly
of disobliging our visitors, by desiring them to from the eastward, but light, and inclinable to
leave the ship : this business was therefore decalms. The ship was 3° 22' in longitude to the
ferred till the next morning. eastward of the dead reckoning, which the time
Early in the morning of Monday, before the keeper almost invariably proved to be owing to a
natives began to flock off to us, we weighed anchor, current giving us more easting than the log. Our
to work farther into the bay, and moored at about track was as distant from any course of former
a quarter of a mile distance from the shore; the ships as I could conveniently make it; and though
ship lying in seven fathoms water. we made no new discoveries, except the small
Several chiefs now came on board, and excluster of islands near New Zealand, yet in other pressed great pleasure at seeing me. Among parts of the track, as has been noticed, we met
these were Otow, the father of Otoo, and Oreepyah, with signs of being in the neighbourhood of land.
his brother; also another chief of Matavai, called It may not be unworthy of remark, that the
Poeeno : and to these men I made presents. Two whole distance which the ship had run by the log,
messengers likewise arrived from Otoo, to acquaint in direct and contrary courses, from leaving Eng
me of his being on his way to the ship ; each of land to our anchoring at Otaheite, was twenty
whom brought me, as a present from Otoo, a small seven thousand and eighty-six miles, which, on an pig, and a young plantain-tree, as a token of average, is at the rate of a hundred and eight miles each twenty-four hours.
* Carried to England by Captain Cook.
friendship. The ship was now plentifully supplied The next morning early I received a message with provisions ; every person having as much as from Otoo, to inform me of his arrival, and rehe could consume.
questing that I would send a boat for him ; which As soon as the ship was secured, I went on I immediately did, with an officer (Mr. Christian) shore with the chief Poeeno, and accompanied by to conduct him on board. He came with numerous a multitude of the natives. He conducted me to attendants, and expressed much satisfaction at our the place where we had fixed our tents in 1777, meeting. After introducing his wife to me, we and desired that I would now appropriate the spot joined noses, the customary manner of saluting, to the same use. We then went across the beach, and, to perpetuate our friendship, he desired we and through a walk delightfully shaded with bread- should exchange names. I was surprised to find fruit trees, to his own house. Here we found two that, instead of Otoo, the name by which he forwomen at work staining a piece of cloth red. These | merly went, he was now called Tinah. The name I found were his wife and her sister. They de- of Otoo, with the title of Earee Rahie, I was sired me to sit down on a mat, which was spread | informed had devolved to his eldest son, who was for the purpose, and with great kindness offered yet a minor, as is the custom of the country. The me refreshments. I received the congratulations name of Tinah's wife was Iddeah: with her was a of several strangers, who came to us and behaved woman, dressed with a large quantity of cloth, in with great decorum and attention. The people, the form of a hoop, which was taken off and prehowever, thronged about the house in such num sented to me, with a large hog, and some breadbers, that I was much incommoded by the heat, fruit. I then took my visitors into the cabin, and which being observed, they immediately drew after a short time produced my presents in return. back. Among the crowd I saw a man who had | The present I made to Tinah (by which name I lost his arm just above the elbow; the stump was shall hereafter call him) consisted of hatchets, well covered, and the cure seemed as perfect as small adzes, files, gimblets, saws, looking-glasses, could be expected from the greatest professional red feathers, and two shirts. To Iddeah I gave skill.
ear-rings, necklaces, and beads; but she expressed I made inquiries about the cattle that had been a desire also for iron, and therefore I made the left here by Captain Cook, but the accounts I re- same assortment for her as I had for her husband. ceived were very unfavourable, and so various, Much conversation took place among them on the that for the present I shall forbear speaking of value of the different articles, and they appeared them. After staying about an hour, I got up to extremely satisfied ; so that they determined to take leave, when the women, in a very obliging spend the day with me, and requested I would manner, came to me with a mat, and a piece of show them all over the ship, and particularly the their finest cloth, which they put on me after the cabin where I slept. This, though I was not fond Otaheite fashion. When I was thus dressed, they of doing, I indulged them in, and the consequence each of them took one of my hands, and accom was, as I had apprehended, that they took a fancy panied me to the water-side, and at parting pro- to so many things, that they got from me nearly mised that they would soon return my visit. | as much more as I had before given them. After
In this walk I had the satisfaction to see that wards, Tinah desired me to fire some of the great the island had received some benefit from our guns: this I likewise complied with, and, as the former visits. Two shaddocks were brought to shot fell into the sea at a great distance, all the me, a fruit which they had not till we introduced natives expressed their surprise by loud shouts and it ; and among the articles which they brought off | acclamations. to the ship, and offered for sale, were capsicums, I had a large company at dinner ; for, besides pumpkins, and two young goats.
Tinah and his wife, there was Otow, the father of On my return to the ship, I found that a small Tinah, Oreepyah, and Whydooah, two of his disturbance had been occasioned by one of the brothers, Poeeno, and several other chiefs. Tinah natives making an attempt to steal a tin pot; was a very large man, much above the common which, on being known to Oreepyah, he flew into stature, being not less than six feet four inches in a violent rage, and it was with some difficulty that height, and proportionably stout: his age about the thief escaped with his life. He drove all his thirty-five. His wife (Iddeah) I judged to be countrymen out of the ship; and when he saw me, about twenty-four years of age: she was likewise he desired if at any time I found a thief, that I much above the common size of the women at would order him to be tied up and punished with Otaheite, and had a very animated and intelligent a severe flogging.
countenance. Whydooah, the younger brother of This forenoon a man came on board with Capt. | Tinah, was highly spoken of as a warrior, but had Cook's picture, which had been drawn by Mr. the character of being the greatest drunkard in Webber in 1777, and left with Otoo. It was the country; and, indeed, to judge from the brought to me to be repaired. The frame was withered appearance of his skin, he must have broken, but the picture no way damaged, except a used the pernicious drink called ava, to great little in the back ground. They called it Toote excess. Tinah was fed by one of his attendants, (which has always been their manner of pro- who sat by him for that purpose, this being a parnouncing Captain Cook's name) Earee no Otaheite, ticular custom among some of the superior chiefs; chief of Otaheite. They saidToote had desired and I must do him the justice to say, he kept his Otoo, whenever any English ship came, to show | attendant constantly employed : there was indeed the picture, and it would be acknowledged as a little reason to complain of want of appetite in any token of friendship. The youngest brother of Otoo, | of my guests. As the women are not allowed to named Whydooah, visited me this afternoon: he eat in presence of the men, Iddeah dined with appeared stupified with drinking ava. At sunset some of her companions about an hour afterwards, all our male visitors left the ship.
| in private, except that her husband Tinah favoured