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James Cook letter requesting supplies

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Admiralty Office 8th July 1768


In order to make surveys of such parts as His Majesty's Bark the Endeavour under my command may touch at, it will be necessary to be provided with a set of instruments for that purpose. Please to move my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to order me to be supplied with the under mentioned mathematical instruments.
I am
your most obedient servant
James Cook

Brass scale 2 feet
Double concave
Glass for tracing plans from
A pair of large Dividers
A Parallel Ruler
A Pair of Proportional Compass's
Stationary & Colours

Phillip Stephens Esq.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.