The Present of the Resolute.—Page 4, Vol. i.
This truly noble act was done at the suggestion of Henry Grinnell. He first conceived the idea; proposed it to the United States Government; afterward, at the urgent request of the Secretary of State, Mr. Marcy, cordially co-operating with it in the matter, and furnishing the most valuable assistance. His generous labours in behalf of this important project, already acknowledged in a highly flattering manner by England, are too well known to require from me more than this passing tribute.
Sums paid on Account of the Arctic Research Expedition.—Page 16, Vol. i.
It is but justice to record here the fact that the following parties made out their bills, as below, for articles sold to the expedition at cost or less than cost price.
James Green, of New York, 2 self-registering thermometers
Anson Baker & Co. of New York, 6 guns, 1 rifle, duplicate locks, &c.
John H. Brower & Co. New York, 232 lbs. Borden's meat-biscuit
Stackpole & Brother, New York, pocket sextant, artificial horizon, mercury, and 2 pocket compasses