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SECT. VIII. General Account of the Sandwich Islands

continued. Government. People divi.

ded into three Classes. Power of Er.

reetaboo. Genealogy of the Kings of

Owhyhee and Mowee. Power of the

Chiefs. State of the inferior Class.

Punishment of Crimes. Religion, So-

ciety of Priests. The Orono. Their

Idols. Songs chanted by the Chiefs,

before they drink Ava. Human Sacri-

fices. Custom of Knocking out the fore

Teeth. Notions with regard to a future

State. Marriages. Remarkable In-

stance of Jealousy. Funeral Rites,

CHAP. VI. Transactions during the second Expedition to

the North, by the way of Kamtschatka; and

on the Return Home by the way of Canton

and the Cape of Good Hope, . .

Sect. I. Departure from Oneheepw. Fruitless

Attempt to discover Modoopapappa.

Course steered for Awatska Bay. Oc-

currences during that Passage. Sudden

Change from Heat to Cold. Distress

occasioned by the Leaking of the Reso-

lution. View of the Coast of Kamt-

schatka. Extreme Rigour of the Cli-

mate. Lose Sight of the Discovery.

The Resolution enters the Bay of Awat-

ska. Prospect of the Town of Saint Pe-

ter and Saint Paul. Party sent ashore.

Their Reception by the Commanding-

Officer of the Port. Message dispatch-

ed to the Commander at Bolcheretsk,

Arrival of the Discovery. Return of

the Messengers from the Commander.

Extraordinary mode of Travelling. Vi-

sit from a Merchant and a German Ser-

vant belonging to the Commander, .

II. Scarcity of Provisions and Stores at the

Harbour of Saint Peter and Saint Paul,

A Party set out to visit the Commander

at Bolcheretsk. Passage up the River

Awatska. Account of their Reception

by the Toion of Karatchin. Descrip-

tion of Kamtschadale Dress. Journey

on Sledges. Description of this Mode



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of Travelling. Arrival at Natcheekin.

Account of Hot Springs. Embark on

Bolchoireka. Reception at the Capital.

Generous and hospitable Conduct of the

Commander and the Garrison. De-

scription of Bolcheretsk. Presents from

the Commander. Russian and Kamt-

schadale Dancing. Affecting Depart-

ure from Bolcheretsk. Return to Saint

Peter and Saint Paul's, accompanied

by Major Behm, who visits the Ship.

Generosity of the Sailors. Dispatches

sent by Major Behm to Petersburg.

His Departure and Character, .

Sect. III. Continuation of Transactions in the Har-

bour of St Peter and St Paul. Abun-

dance of Fish. Death of a Seaman be-

longing to the Resolution. The Russian

Hospital put under the Care of the Ship's

Surgeons. Supply of Flour and Cattle.

Celebration of the King's Birth-day.

Difficulties in Sailing out of the Bay.

Eruption of a Volcano. Steer to the

Northward. Cheepoonskoi Noss. Er-

rors of the Russian Charts. Kamptschat-

skoi Noss. Island of St Laurence.

View, from the same Point, of the Coasts

Asia and America, and the Islands of

St Diomede. Various Attempts to get

to the North, between the two Conti-

nents. Obstructed by impenetrable

Ice. Sea-horses and White Bears kill.

ed. Captain Clerke's Determination

and future Designs, . . .

IV. Fruitless Attempts to penetrate through

Ice to the North-West. Dangerous Ši.

tuation of the Discovery. Sea-horses

killed. Fresh Obstructions from the

Ice. Report of Damages received by

the Discovery. Captain Clerke's De-

termination to proceed to the South-

.ward. Joy of the Ships' Crews on that

Occasion. Pass Serdze Kamen. Re-

turn through Beering's Strait. Enqui-

ry into the Extent of the North-East

Coast of Asia. Reasons for rejecting

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