Letter received by Banks from Archibald Menzies, 20 March1791 (Series 61.07) - No. 0001

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Discovery Falmouth
March 20th 1791

Sir Joseph

I have this day received my instructions by a Messenger which is just arrived from the Admiralty, & while I report myself ready to undertake them as far as may lay in my power I cannot help lamenting the situation in which they place me in;  by not being impowered to ask for a boat, at any time from ye ship, or the last assistance whatever, - by not being impowered to claim the least Article of Trade to carry my


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