Lieutenant's certificate for James Cook
Lieutenant's certificate for James Cook.
In pursuance, etc of the 6th May 1768, we have examined Mr. James Cook who by certificate appears to be more than 39 years of age, & find he has gone to sea more than 11 years in the Ships and qualities undermentioned (viz)
He produceth Journals kept by himself in the Eagle, Nothumberland, and Certificates from Captains Craig, Palliser and Bateman of his diligence, etc. He can splice, knot, reef a sail, etc and is qualified to do the duty of an Able Seaman and Midshipman. Dated 13 May 1768.
G.C. Captain Robert Man, Captain Abraham North.