The Journey to the Polar Sea, by John Franklin















































































































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proceeding along the coast I should erect conspicuous marks at places
where ships might enter, or to which - Page 7
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That In Proceeding Along The Coast I Should Erect Conspicuous Marks At Places Where Ships Might Enter, Or To Which A Boat Could Be Sent; And To Deposit Information As To The Nature Of The Coast For The Use Of Lieutenant Parry.

That in the journal of our route I should register the temperature of the air at least three times

In every twenty-four hours; together with the state of the wind and weather and any other meteorological phenomena. That I should not neglect any opportunity of observing and noting down the dip and variation of the magnetic needle, and the intensity of the magnetic force; and should take particular notice whether any, and what kind or degree of, influence the Aurora Borealis might appear to exert on the magnetic needle; and to notice whether that phenomenon were attended with any noise; and to make any other observations that might be likely to tend to the further development of its cause and the laws by which it is governed.

Mr. Back and Mr. Hood were to assist me in all the observations above-mentioned, and to make drawings of the land, of the natives, and of the various objects of Natural History; and particularly of such as Dr. Richardson who, to his professional duties was to add that of naturalist, might consider to be most curious and interesting.

I was instructed, on my arrival at or near the Mouth of the Copper-Mine River, to make every inquiry as to the situation of the spot whence native copper had been brought down by the Indians to the Hudson's Bay establishment, and to visit and explore the place in question; in order that Dr. Richardson might be enabled to make such observations as might be useful in a commercial point of view, or interesting to the science of mineralogy.

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