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الصفحة 136 - ... under the boat, which had been turned over to form a shelter, and several lay scattered about in different directions. Of those found on the island, one was supposed to have been an officer, as he had a telescope strapped over his shoulders and his doublebarrelled gun lay underneath him. From the mutilated state of many of the corpses...
الصفحة 136 - I learned that a party of white men (Kablounans) had perished from want of food some distance to the westward, and not far beyond a large river, containing many falls and rapids. Subsequently, further particulars were received, and a number of articles purchased, which places the fate of a portion, if not of all, of the then survivors of Sir John Franklin's long-lost party beyond a doubt — a fate as terrible as the imagination can conceive. " The substance of the information obtained at various...
الصفحة 36 - Company on my arrival in London. None of the Esquimaux with whom I conversed had seen the ' whites,' nor had they ever been at the place where the bodies were found, but had their information from those who had been there, and who had seen the party when travelling.
الصفحة 136 - From the mutilated state of many of the corpses, and the contents of the kettles, it is evident that our wretched countrymen had been driven to the last resource—cannibalism—as a means of prolonging existence.
الصفحة 138 - Land, which is a large island. None of the party could speak the Esquimaux language intelligibly; but by signs the natives were made to understand that their ship, or ships, had been crushed by ice, and that they were now going to where they expected to find deer to shoot. From the appearance of the men, all of whom except one officer looked thin, they were then supposed to be getting short of provisions ; and they purchased a small seal from the natives. At a later date...
الصفحة 136 - Oot-ko-hi-ca-lik), as its description and that of the low shore in the neighbourhood of Point Ogle and Montreal Island agree exactly with that of Sir George Back. Some of the bodies had been buried (probably those of the first victims of famine) ; some were in a tent or tents ; others under the boat, which had been turned over to form a shelter, and several lay scattered about in different directions.
الصفحة 108 - ... has directed a form of certificate of registration to be adopted,* which has been accepted as satisfactory by the Japanese authorities; and merchant ships arriving; in Japanese ports are to submit their certificate of registration to the officers to be appointed by the Japanese authorities, and to permit them to make...
الصفحة 27 - I am directed by Earl Eussell to transmit to you, for the information of the 'lords commissioners of the admiralty, a copy of a letter...
الصفحة 136 - At a later date the same season, but previous to the breaking up of the ice, the bodies of some thirty persons were discovered on the continent, and five on an island near it, about a long day's journey to the north-west of a large stream...
الصفحة 124 - Franklin, in obedience to his instructions, would endeavour to push the ships to the south and west as soon as they passed Cape Walker, and the consequence of such a measure, owing to the known prevalence of westerly wind, and the drift of the main body of the ice, would be (in my opinion) their inevitable embarrassment, and if he persevered in that direction, which he probably would do, I have no hesitation in stating my conviction...