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Title: The magazine of American history with notes and queries
Year: 1877 (1870s)
Authors: Stevens, John Austin, 1827-1910. ed. cn DeCosta, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1831-1904. ed. cn Johnston, Henry Phelps, 1842-1923, ed. cn Lamb, Martha J. (Martha Joanna), 1829-1893. ed. cn Pond, Nathan Gillett, 1832-1894 ed Abbatt, William, 1851-1935, comp
Publisher: New York : A.S. Barnes
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salvors. The second American expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, fittedout by Mr. Henry Grinnell, of New York, and Mr. Peabody, an Americanresident of London, in command of Doctor Kane, had now been absentmore than two years. A growing anxiety was felt lest Kane also shouldhave met the fate of those he sailed to rescue. An expedition, composedof the bark Release, and the steam-brig Arctic, under the direction ofCommander Henry J. Hartstene, of the United States Navy, was dis-patched May 26, 1855, to their discovery and rescue. This expedition made a brilliant passage into the Polar Seas, reach-ing nearly 80 degrees north latitude, and finally met with traces of themissing men. It was found that after two winters of great hardships theintrepid Kane had been forced to abandon his vessels and had made hisway over the ice towards the Danish settlement at Upernavik. Thisplace he reached with the shattered remnant of his company, exhausted PRESENTATION OE THE ARCTIC SUM RESOLUTE 103
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104 PRESENTATION OF THE ARCTIC SHIP RESOLUTE and starving. Captain Hartstene overtook them at Upernavik, andbrought them all safely to New York, arriving October n, 1855, havingbeing absent less than five months, and making the first completely suc-cessful Arctic voyage on record. The relations between Great Britain and the United States at thisperiod were not altogether satisfactory. The official course of Sir HenryCrampton, the last resident minister to the United States from the Courtof St. James, had given much dissatisfaction; so much, indeed, thatdiplomatic relations were suspended, and his recall had been effected, inpursuance of a direct request of the United States government to thateffect. In connection with this trouble and the somewhat summary pro-ceedings in regard to it, the Hotspurs of politics and diplomacy had,through the public journals, created much bitterness of feeling in bothcountries, and in extreme circles war was considered not improbable.The return of the Res
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