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Narrative of Four Voyages (extract), 1823
a North American adventurer meets the canoe people of the Strait of Magellan
Journal -- May 1823:    10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18 

May 10th. — This day about fifteen hundred of the natives came alongside, men, women, and children; and now that they had acquired confidence in our amicable intentions, they became amusing and interesting. I permitted them all to come on board by turns, and partake of that hospitality which had so delighted their friends the preceding day. Previous to their departure I succeeded in making Cheleule understand that I was going up to the head of the sound with two boats on the following morning, in search of die-woods; and wished him, with three or four of his tribe, to accompany me. To this proposition he readily assented, and took his leave.

Source: "Narrative of Four Voyages", Capt. Benjamin Morrell Jr., New York, 1832
Transcribed: April 2007