Cook's Journal (II)

Neither private possessors nor the Admiralty have felt moved to publish this interesting document until Mr. Corner acquired his copy, when, being an enthusiastic admirer of Captain Cook, he determined to do so, and was making preliminary arrangements, when he suddenly died, after a few hours' illness. His son, anxious to carry out his father's wishes, which included the devotion of any proceeds to the restoration of Hinderwell Church -- the parish church of Staithes, whence Cook ran away to sea — has completed these arrangements, and the present volume is the result [The text we will be using].  (Wharton 1893)

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