Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea: In the Years 1819-20-21-22, Band 2

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Vol. 1 contains coloured, folded map by "J. Walker, Sculpt.," bound between pp. xix & [1], entitled: "The Chart shewing the Connected Discoveries of Captains Ross, Parry, and Franklin, in the years 1818, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23." -- Vol. 2 contained three folded maps bound in the back: Route from York Factory, Isle a la Crosse, and Slave Lake.
 

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Seite 340 - Scripture Help was lying open beside the body, as if it had fallen from his hand, and it is probable, that he was reading it at the instant of his death.
Seite 33 - With rein-deers' fat, and strips of cotton shirts, we formed candles ; and Hepburn acquired considerable skill in the manufacture of soap, from the wood-ashes, fat, and salt. The formation of soap was considered as rather a mysterious operation by our Canadians, and, in their hands, was always supposed to fail, if a woman approached the kettle in which the ley was boiling. Such are our simple domestic details.
Seite 332 - We implicitly believed this story then, but afterwards became convinced from circumstances, the detail of which may be spared, that it must have been a portion of the body of Belanger or Perrault. A question of moment here presents itself; namely, whether he actually murdered these men, or either of them, or whether he found the bodies in the snow. Captain Franklin, who is the best able to judge of this matter, from knowing their situation when he parted from them, suggested the former idea, and...
Seite 369 - I and my party are poor likewise ; and since the goods have not come in, we cannot have them, I do not regret having supplied you with provisions, for a Copper Indian can never permit white men to suffer from want of food on his lands, without flying to their aid. I trust, however, that we shall, as you say, receive what is due next autumn; and at all events...
Seite 273 - The reader will, probably, be desirous to know how we passed our time in such a comfortless situation : the first operation after encamping was to thaw our frozen shoes, if a sufficient fire could be made, and dry ones were put on ; each person then wrote his notes of the daily occurrences, and evening prayers were read ; as soon as supper was prepared it was eaten, generally in the dark, and we went to bed, and kept up a cheerful conversation until our blankets were thawed by the heat of our bodies,...
Seite 290 - During the whole of our march we experienced that no quantity of clothing could keep us warm whilst we fasted ; but, on those occasions on which we were enabled to go to bed with full stomachs, we passed the night in a warm and comfortable manner.
Seite 297 - Previous to setting out, the whole party ate the remains of their old shoes, and whatever scraps of leather they had, to strengthen their stomachs for the fatigue of the day's journey.
Seite 36 - On the 15th, seven of the men arrived with two kegs of rum, one barrel of powder, sixty pounds of ball, two rolls of tobacco, and some clothing. " They had been twenty-one days on their march from Slave Lake, and the labour they underwent was sufficiently evinced by their sledge collars having worn out tho shoulders of their coats.
Seite 357 - My alarm was only momentary. Dr. Richardson came in to communicate the joyful intelligence that relief had arrived. He and myself immediately addressed thanksgiving to the throne of mercy for this deliverance, but poor Adam was in so low a state that he could scarcely comprehend the information. When the Indians entered, he attempted to rise, but sank down again. But for this seasonable interposition of Providence, his existence must have terminated in a few hours, and that of the rest probably in...
Seite 36 - Lake, and the labour they underwent was sufficiently evinced by their sledge-collars having worn out the shoulders of their coats. Their loads weighed from sixty to ninety pounds each, exclusive of their bedding and provisions, which at starting must have been at least as much more. We were much rejoiced at their arrival, and proceeded forthwith to pierce the spirit cask, and issue to each of the household the portion of rum which had been promised on the first day of the year. The spirits, which...

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