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Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea   By: (1787-1865)

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The original makes extensive use of sidenotes, and several sidenotes are often associated with a single paragraph, especially within the final chapter. Because of this, inline sidenotes have been used and are positioned as close to the relevant passage as was possible during proofing.

NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA, IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827,

BY JOHN FRANKLIN, CAPT. R.N., F.R.S., &C. AND COMMANDER OF THE EXPEDITION.

INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD,

BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., &c. SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITION.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COLONIAL AFFAIRS.

Philadelphia: CAREY, LEA, AND CAREY CHESNUT STREET.

SOLD IN NEW YORK BY G. AND C. CARVILL IN BOSTON BY MUNROE AND FRANCIS.

1828.

W. PILKINGTON & CO. PRINTERS.

TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARL BATHURST, K.G., LORD PRESIDENT OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL, &c. &c. &c.

THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE OF A SECOND JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST OF AMERICA, UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER AND UNDER THE AUSPICES OF HIS LORDSHIP, IS, BY PERMISSION, INSCRIBED WITH GREAT RESPECT AND GRATITUDE, BY THE AUTHOR.

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Introductory Chapter ix

Official Instructions xix

CHAPTER I.

Join the Boats in the Methye River Cross the Long Portage Arrival at Fort Chipewyan Departure from thence with the whole party for Mackenzie River Arrangements at Fort Norman Descent to the Sea Return to the Winter Quarters at Great Bear Lake 23

CHAPTER II.

Transactions at Fort Franklin, 1825 6 61

CHAPTER III.

Voyage to the Sea Part from the Eastern Detachment at Point Separation Reach the Mouth of the Mackenzie Interview and Contest with the Esquimaux Detained by Ice Meet friendly Esquimaux Point Sabine 87

CHAPTER IV.

Babbage River Meet Natives at Herschel Island Their Trade with the Russians, through the Western Esquimaux Ascend Mount Conybeare Boundary of the British Dominions on this Coast Delayed at Icy Reef Barter Island Detention at Foggy Island Return Reef Limit of outward Voyage 114

CHAPTER V.

Commence Return to the Mackenzie Delayed again at Foggy Island Ice packed on the Reefs near Beaufort Bay, and on the Coast about Clarence River Pass the Channels near Herschel Island in a Gale and Fog A sudden Gale Escape an Attack which the Mountain Indians meditated Enter the Mackenzie Peel River Arrival at Fort Franklin 141

Dr. Richardson's Narrative of the Proceedings of the Eastern Detachment of the Expedition.

CHAPTER I.

Leave Point Separation, and descend the Eastern Channel of the Mackenzie Arrive at Sacred Island Esquimaux Graves Interview with the Natives; their thievish disposition Attempt to gain possession of the Union Heavy Gale Find shelter in Refuge Cove Low Coast Mirage Stopped by Ice at Point Toker Reach the Sea 162

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