The Americans similarly sought to capture the knowledge uncovered by their whalemen. In September 1828 Jeremiah N. Reynolds forwarded a Report to Samuel L. Southard, Secretary of the Navy outlining the fruits of a visit to New London, Stonington, Newport, New Bedford, Edgartown, Nantucket and other places where information might be found of the Pacific Ocean and South Seas. He updated this in 1835. The information was printed as a United States Senate Public Document Volume lll Document no. 262 on pages 55-87and is linked here as a Searchable PDF document.
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