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    [1] According to Mr G.F. the sufferings of the crew, for want of
    proper nourishment, were exceedingly distressing, and - Page 850
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[1] According To Mr G.F. The Sufferings Of The Crew, For Want Of Proper Nourishment, Were Exceedingly Distressing, And Some Of The Officers Who Had Made Several Voyages Round The World Acknowledged, That They Had Never Before So Thoroughly Loathed A Salt Diet.

It was owing, he says, to their having such an excellent preservative as sour-krout on board, that the scurvy did not at this time make any considerable progress among them; but their situation was indeed wretched enough, without the horrors of that disease.

- E.

[2] "Several large broken rocks project into the sea from the island, on all sides. A heap of large stones formed a kind of beach, beyond which the shore rose very steep, and in some parts perpendicular. The rocks of this island consisted of the common yellowish clayey stone, which we found at New Zealand; and in some places we met with small bits of porous reddish lava, which seemed to be decaying, but made us suspect this island to have had a volcano. The vegetables which we found upon it, throve with great luxuriance in a rich stratum of black mould, accumulated during ages past, from decaying trees and plants. The greatest number of species we met with were well known to us, as belonging to the flora of New Zealand, but this appeared with all the advantages which a milder climate, and an exuberant soil could give them, and they were united with the productions of New Caledonia, and the New Hebrides.

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