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UNITED STATES

EX PLO RING EXPEDITION,

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NEW YOR K :
G. P. PUTNAM & CO., 321 BROADWAY.
1856.

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ENTERED, According to the Act of congress, IN THE YEAR 1844,
BY CHARLES WILKES, U. S. N.,

1N the clerk's office of the District court for THE DISTRICT of columbia.

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DEPARTURE FROM NEW ZEALAND-CAPE BRETT–HALO AND PARHELIA—SUNDAY ISLAND – SHIP TOBACCO-PLANT – WATER-SPOUTS – ARRIVAL AT TONGATABOO – THREATENED WAR – OFFERED MEDIATION – LANDING AND RECEPTION – NATIVE WARRIORS – KING JOSIAH – KING GEORGE – COUNCIL CALLED-ITS PROCEEDINGSCAUSE OF HOSTILITIES-AMBITION OF KING GEORGE–MESSENGER SENT TO THE HEATHEN PARTY-Town of NUKUAuoFA—MR. AND MRS, TUCKER—KING GEORGE's TOWN-HIS HOUSE AND FURNITURE-RETURN OF THE MESSENGER—ARRIVAL OF The HEATHEN CHIEFS-FEELINGS OF THE HEATHEN OF TONGA—MUMUI–CASE OF THE CURRENCY LASS – DEPARTURE OF THE HEATHEN CHIEFS – VISIT OF THE KINGS TO THE VINCENNES-THEIR CANOE–CANOES OF THE TONGESE—BOAT.S.ONG . -NATIVE MUSIC-INTERVIEW WITH THE KINGS-FAILURE OF THE MEDIATIONVISIT TO MOA-RELIGION OF THE HEATHENS-NATIVES OF ROTUMA-APPEARANCE AND DRESS OF THE TONGESE—THEIR CHARACTER—TAMAHAA—SPORT OF RAT. CATCHING-FEEJEE WARRIOR-COUNCIL OF WAR-POPULATION OF THE ISLANDS– MISSIONARY OPERATIONS.–FEATS OF THE TONGESE IN SWIMMING—GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF TONGA.—WEGETATION – CULTIVATION – PRODUCTIONS-CLIMATEDISEASES - MODE OF TRAFFIC – ARRIVAL OF THE PORPOISE – DISPUTE BETWEEN THE PILOTS-ARRIVAL OF THE PEACOCK–HER REPAIRS AT SYDNEY-DIFFICULTIES ATTENDING THEM-PASSAGE OF THE PEACOCK FROM NEW SOUTH WALES-ROYAL FAMILY OF TONGA—TERMINATION AND RESULT OF THE WAR–CASE OF THE

FEEJEE WOMEN-TOM GRANBY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3—41 1 + (v)

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