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[[preprinted]] January, WEDNESDAY, 25. 1860. [[/preprinted]] Proposed - I, Chris F. Hall, of Cin. O. do firmly believe that [[underlined]] some [[/underlined]] of the 105 Companions of Sir John Franklin ^[[strikethrough]] Company [[/strikethrough]] surviving on the 26th day of Apr 1848) are yet living do propose to spend [[strikethrough]] my life [[/strikethrough]] the next 3 or 4 years of my life in or in the vicinity of King William Sound & that I believe [[strikethrough]] [[preprinted]] THURSDAY, 26. [[/preprinted]] [[/strikethrough]] my 1st duty to mankind is to attempt to project an Expedition to consist of a small vessel of 100 tons & 20 men with proper provisions & outfit for 2 1/2 years The expense will be about $40,000 to $50,000 [[preprinted]] FRIDAY, 27. [[/preprinted]] It is proposed that 10 men whom ^[[fortune hath [[blessed?]] [[strikethrough]] [[Such?]] of $5,000 [[/strikethrough]] volunteer to [[underlined]] loan [[/underlined]] $5,000 each [[strikethrough]] to be [[/strikethrough]] the condition being that this amt is to be returned out of the proceeds arising from said expedition & to wit on the return of the [[strikethrough]] [[total?]] [[/strikethrough]] Expedition [[end page]] [[start page]] [[preprinted]] January, SATURDAY, 28. 1860. [[/preprinted]] It is proposed that 10 men ^[[of the U.S.]] whom fortune hath kindly blessed volunteer to furnish each $5,000 [[which?]] shall be deposited to the a/c of the Franklin Expedition [[strikethrough]] by [[illegible?]] [[/strikethrough]] - said Amount to be considered as a [[underlined]] loan [[/underline]] the sum to be returned as follows to wit On the return of the Expedition [[preprinted SUNDAY, 29. written over]] in the Fall after be 1862 the sale of the vessel [[strikethrough]] shall be [[/strikethrough]] [[?afforded]] & all its remaining outfit the proceeds to be pledged to the a/c of the original loaners. [[in box on side of page]] 1860 - 4 1861 - 1 1862 - 1 2 - 4 [[/box on side of page]] Then there shall be published a narrative of said Expedition containing all facts relating thereunto with all scientific & Geographical Discoveries - [[preprinted MONDAY, 30. written over]] particularly experiments made at the magnetic Pole
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