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The subject of the present will I trust excuse the liberty I am taking in addressing a letter to Sir Joseph Bankes - could I have procured any friend who was honored sir, with your acquaintance it would have relieved me from the necessity of adopting the present mode to procure some information which I understand sir you are in possession of by means of Mr Menzies respecting the melancholy fate and subsequent steps taken by Captain Vancouver to investigate and punish the natives of Wooaho [Woahoo, Hawaii] who were immediately concerned in the death of Lieut  Hergest of the Daedalus store ship, who was my only Brother - what intelligence I have hitherto received though having no room to hope I still could not shut out a variety of the most distressing reflections and looked with painful anxiety to hear what information Captain Vancouver might obtain of the affair having confidence the force with him would enable him to receive every satisfaction the subject would admit

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