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A Narrative of the Mutiny, on Board the Ship Globe, of Nantucket, in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 1824 And the journal of a residence of two years on the Mulgrave Islands; with observations on the manners and customs of the inhabitants   By:

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A NARRATIVE

OF THE MUTINY,

ON BOARD THE SHIP GLOBE, OF NANTUCKET,

IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, JAN. 1824 AND THE JOURNAL

OF A RESIDENCE OF TWO YEARS ON THE MULGRAVE ISLANDS;

WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE INHABITANTS.

BY WILLIAM LAY, OF SAYBROOK, CONN. AND CYRUS M. HUSSEY, OF NANTUCKET:

The only Survivors from the Massacre of the Ship's Company by the Natives.

NEW LONDON: PUBLISHED BY WM. LAY, AND C. M. HUSSEY.

1828.

INTRODUCTION. v CHAPTER I. 11 CHAPTER II. 27 CHAPTER III. 50 CHAPTER IV. 72 CHAPTER V. 77 CHAPTER VI. 98 CHAPTER VII. 130 CHAPTER VIII. 138 CHAPTER IX. 154 VOCABULARY. 165

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT

District Clerk's Office.

Be it remembered, that on the twenty fourth day of October, A. D. 1827, in the fifty second year of the independence of the United States of America, WILLIAM LAY and CYRUS M. HUSSEY, of the said District, have deposited in this Office, the title of a Book, the Right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

"A Narrative of the mutiny on board the Ship Globe, of Nantucket, in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 1824, and a Journal of a residence of two years on the Mulgrave Islands, with observations on the manners and customs of the inhabitants. By William Lay, of Saybrook, Conn. and Cyrus M. Hussey, of Nantucket, the only Survivors from the Massacre of the Ship's Company, by the Natives."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States entitled "an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned:" and also to an act entitled "an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act, for the encouragement of learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraving, and Etching Historical and other Prints."

JNO. W. DAVIS, Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

S. Green, Printer.

TO JOHN PERCIVAL, ESQ.

OF THE U. S. NAVY,

Who, under the auspices of Government, visited the Mulgrave Islands, to release the survivors of the Ship Globe's crew, and extended to them every attention their unhappy situation required the following Narrative is most respectfully dedicated, by

WILLIAM LAY, & CYRUS M. HUSSEY, The Authors.

INTRODUCTION.

Formerly whales were principally taken in the North Seas: the largest were generally found about Spitzbergen, or Greenland, some of them measuring ninety feet in length. At the commencement of the hazardous enterprize of killing whales, before they had been disturbed by man, they were so numerous in the bays and harbours, that when taken the blubber was for the most part boiled into oil upon the contiguous coast.

The pure oil and whale bone were only preserved in those days; consequently a ship could carry home the product of a greater number of whales than a ship of the same size now can. Indeed, so plentiful were the whales in those seas, and taken with such facility, that the ships employed, were not sufficient to carry home the oil and bone, and other ships were often sent to bring home the surplus quantity... Continue reading book >>




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