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[[across double page]] Tuesday July 17/60 [[/across double page]] a question: if she had blue beads plenty? Attempted to ans. in American ~ failed. - embarrassed - then answered in Danish wh. she was aware was an unknown tongue to me. This caused a burst of laughter from Madam Kjer & myself in wh. Miss Bülow joined. Soon Gov. Elbery & Capt B. entered - the convivial party. the painting [[strikethrough]] of [[/strikethrough]] of flowers from Nature [[strikethrough]] the [[/strikethrough]] by Miss Bülow - the letter & present ^[[insertion]] of worked lace cotton [[/insertion]] by the same for Mrs. Hall. The ^[[insertion]] worked [[/insertion]] lace from Mad. Kjer for M. The presents from M. to Capt. B. The Knitting of pair wristlets, to-day, by Mrs. Kjer & presenting to me. Minister Kjer at work translating [[insertion]] story [[/insertion]] "Robinson Crusoe" into Esquimaux to print copies to distribute among [[strikethrough]] his [[/strikethrough]] his people [[insertion]] the Innuits [[/insertion]]in Greenland. The library [[insertion]] of the priest [[/insertion]] - Esquimaux Bible & many other works in that tongue. The [[work?]] of Mad. Kjer made of "Kryolith" from Frederick's hope - appearance eg. more like China - 5 ships loading with it this Year. Dr. Rink made the discovery of its practical use in the Arts. 2-3 & [[4?]] ships every year been transporting ^[[insertion]] for 5 years [[/insertion]] to Copenhagen - Here (in G.) [[end page]] [[start page]] to allow 25 cts per barrell for it. It's is a white clay in appearance. The silver sugar [[money?]] its presentation by a whaler. One Dollar for every whale! Visit the Blacksmith shop - Saw the Blacksmith a fine ^[[insertion]] looking, [[/insertion]] intelligent mechanic- Governor, Capt. Budington & I go to look at Esquimaux dogs - I desiring to purchase some. The Governor ^ [[insertion]] & Capt B. [[/insertion]] decide the qualities for sledge drawing. Purchase 6 from [[strikethrough]] 12 9 [[/strikethrough]] ^ [[insertion]] 10. [[/insertion]] Danish - ($5. Federal Coin). Their names (1) King-ouk (White face) (small & yellow under neck) (2) Bar-pe-Kark ? =Brothers (3) Ei (pron Ee) (she) (2d) White (4) Me-lan-tor (Leader) Little yellow in ears etc. (5) Me-nâk (Whitest) (1st w) (6) Me-lâk [[circled]] "Ki-o-koo-lok" Now called "Flora" But - this, 2 or 3 days afterward [[/circled]] Over 2 Bushels little dried fishes - "Caperlins" - for 25 Cts - These for dog's food. Dr. Rink, 42 years of age - Understands 6 languages ^[[insertion]] (French, German, English, Latin, Danish & Esquimaux) [[/insertion]] - bad health from his voyage to East Indies 1848-9-50 Naturalist of the Danish Expedition - [[insertion]] now [[/insertion]] inspector of South Greenland. [[side-note offset in half-circled, slanted script, halfway down page and adjacent to dogs number 5 and 6:]] "Ki-u-koo-lik" Now Called "Flora" But this, 2 or 3 days afterward [[there's another "=" after this inset, possibly indicating that Me-nâk and Me-lâk are also brothers or litter-mates]]
I have checked the surnames Kjer and Bud(d)ington in the published memoir "Life with the Esquimaux" Capt's name is Elbery "Kryolith" is German for cryolite, a white mineral occurring in Greenland and used inter alia for Dyeing.