The Sandwich Islands; Progress Of Events Since Their Discovery By Captain Cook. Their Occupation By Lord George Paulet. Their Value And Importance by Alexander SimpsonThe Sandwich Islands; Progress Of Events Since Their Discovery By Captain Cook. Their Occupation By Lord George Paulet. Their Value And Importance by Alexander Simpson

The Sandwich Islands; Progress Of Events Since Their Discovery By Captain Cook. Their Occupation By…

byAlexander Simpson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... BOOK III. THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. CHAPTER I. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES--WHAT IS TO BE DONE WITH THE ISLANDS? STATISTICS EXTENT AND POPULATION FOREIGN POPULATION HARBOURS AND ANCHORAGES--CLIMATE. I shall preface this division of my subject by transcribing my letters to the editor of the 'Times/ adverted to in the last chapter. "To the Editor of the Times. "Sir,--In the article on the subject of the Polynesian Islands, contained in your paper of the 26th inst., you reiterate the opinion that it would be absurd for European Powers to attempt to form these islands into colonial possessions, or even to establish naval stations there. "I feel assured that you will, with your well-known impartiality, afford me an opportunity of staling my views on this subject, although they differ from the opinion you have expressed. "I freely admit that the acquisition by France of the sovereignty of the Marquesan Islands, and her assumption of a supremacy in the Society Islands, are not likely to be of much value to her. "The Marquesan group is a cluster of small rocky islands, with no extent of soil for cultivation, and a climate very enervating to white men. Their inhabitants do not number more than 20,000 to 30,000; and are indolent, sensual, and intractable in the extreme. As a colonial possession this group is, consequently, of no value; nor is its value great as a naval station. It undoubtedly possesses two harbours of unrivalled commodiousness and security, and appears to occupy a central and commanding position in the Pacific, but it is, in reality, not so placed as to have the command of any of the three great branches of the trade of the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OF THE "TIMES." 99 Pacific--namely, the trade of the...
Title:The Sandwich Islands; Progress Of Events Since Their Discovery By Captain Cook. Their Occupation By…Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217102719

ISBN - 13:9780217102711

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