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NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION

TO THE

EAST COAST OF GREENLAND,

SENT BY ORDER OF THE KING OF DENMARK,

IN SEARCH OF

THE LOST COLONIES,

UNDER THE COMMAND OF

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CAPTN W. A. GRAAH, OF THE DANISH ROYAL NAVY,

KNIGHT OF DANNEBROG, &c.

TRANSLATED FROM THE DANISH,

BY

THE LATE G. GORDON MACDOUGALL, F.R.S. N.A.,

FOR THE

ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.

WITH THE

ORIGINAL DANISH CHART COMPLETED BY THE EXPEDITION.

LONDON:

JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND..

M.DCCC.XXXVII.

Geog

5838.283

LARVAND COLLEG

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LIBRARY.

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PREFACE.

THE death of MR. MACDOUGALL, the Translator of the following pages, who was unfortunately drowned at Largs, in Scotland, in October, 1835, having unavoidably delayed the publication of this work, advantage has been taken of the delay, to profit by the kind offer of CAPTAIN JAMES CLARKE ROSS, Royal Navy, to add a few notes to the work; which, from his experience on the Coast of Greenland, and in the Arctic Seas, cannot fail to enhance its value.

It has been considered better to allow the homely style in these pages, probably attendant upon an almost literal translation of the Danish, to remain unchanged, rather than risk the chance of error, by substituting the more usual forms of expression.

THE EDITOR.

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