Memorial of Edmund Fanning, respectfully soliciting a loan from Congress to the support and advancement of commerce, the fisheries, & c. by exploration in the South Seas. February 5, 1840. Referred to the Committee on Naval affairs.
Washington DC: Blair & Rives, 1840. Paperback. Edmund Fanning (July 16, 1769 – April 23, 1841) was an American explorer and sea captain, known as the "Pathfinder of the Pacific". He made a fortune in sealing and the China Trade, and by 1829, was instrumental in advocating for the financing for the Wilkes Expedition. HOR document No. 57, 26th Congress, 1st Session. Libraries Australia ID 2575504; OCLC: 7594385. 8vo, 11pp, disbound. Very good condition. Item #19586
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