a large fleet of canoes.
His royal highness drank freely of Schiedam Schnapps.
He became very friendly and communicative through the pilot as interpreter.
Before firing the prizes we furnished the King with muskets and such things as he desired, and also sent ashore large quantities of provisions for the prisoners, who were, on the day of our sailing, sent ashore with the King's permission.
The prisoners preferred to be landed there.
We shipped eight men from the prizes.
Sailed on April 13, leaving the Ladrone Islands, Los Jardines, Grampus and Margaret Islands to the westward, and Camira, Otra and Marcus Islands, to the eastward, we steered to intercept vessels from San Francisco and West Coast of South America for Hong Kong.
We cruised in these tracks, but saw no sail.
Before reaching the forty-fifth parallel of north latitude had heavy typhoons.
Above that the weather settled.
On May 21, passed Moukouruski Island, and going through Amphitrite Straits, of Kuril Island