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Commercial of Apr 11th/60 

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The Arctic Expedition of our Townsman C.F.Hall,
Esq. - Letter from Henry Grinnell, Esq.
The following letter from our distinguished countryman, HENRY GRINNELL, Esq. of New York, was handed the gentleman to whom it was addressed   as he was about leaving New York for home a few days since. Our friend C.F. Hall, Esq., will leave the port of New London, Connecticut, for the arctic regions on the 29th of May, and expects to be absent for about three years.

NEW YORK, March 14 1860
Mr. C.F. HALL: Dear Sir- probably no one in this country is more desirous of arriving at the truth relative to the fate of Sir John Franklin and his party, than myself. the fate of Franklin and some of his officers and men, is known by the record found on King William's Land by Capt. (now) Sir F.L. McClintock, but the fate of 105 members of Franklin's expedition, living on the   25th day of April 1848, and many other matters important to the history of that Expedition, has yet to be determined.
I believe some of the 105 may yet be found habitant among the Esquimaux of Bootiha, or Victoria and Prince Albert Lands. I further believe that the graves of Franklin and some of his men, known to be dead, as well as the records of the Expedition and many important relics, will be found on King William's Land if search be made there in the months of July, August and September.
The course you propose to pursue is entirely a new and important one, and I see not why, with the exercise of your best judgement,you may not ultimately accomplish all that could be desired in satisfactorily determining many of the unsettled questions indicated above, as well as increasing our geographical knowledge of the Arctic region over which you propose to pass.
You have my earnest wishes for the accomplishment of the noble object you have in view, and I will cheerfully contribute to the requisite funds to carry it forward.
With great regard, I am your friend Henry Grinnell.

Press of Apr 17/60
THE NEW EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF THE REMAINS OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN.-A proposal has been sent tot  this city from Williams & Haven, of New London,
Connecticut, which reads as follows: "As a testimony of our personal regard and the interest we feel in the proposed expedition, we will convey it and its required outfit, boats, sledges, provisions, instruments &c.,&c.,[italics] free of charge [/italics] in the bark George Henry (S.O. Buddington, Master), to Northumberland inlet, and whenever desired we will give the same passage home in any of our ships."
By this arrangement, which has, of course, been accepted, about ten thousand dollars will be saved to the enterprise, and the kindness and liberality of the above named firm will doubtless long be remembered with gratitude.

Gazette 25 April/60
The "Conversational Meeting" this evening, at which Mr, C.F.Hall will state the purposes &c.,
of the new "Franklin Research Expedition," promises to be very interesting and to be fully attended.

Commercial of Apr 16/60
GOOD SELECTION-HUMANITY GEOGRAPHY AND SCIENCE- Miles Greenwood, Esq., and Mayor Bishop of this city, and Henry Grinnell, Esq., of New York, have been selected depositaries of all moneys contributed for the "New Franklin Research Expedition,'which is to embark from New London, Connecticut, on the 29th day of May next, for Boothia and King Williams Land. These gentlemen,
distinguished  for their many philanthropic deeds, have also consented to act as a committee to attend to the disbursement of the funds for the expenses of this expedition, and to co-operate for the advancement of this noble enterprise.
The route of this expedition is a new one. Five hundred miles or more, will be new geographical discoveries; observations on the dip, variation and  intensity of the magnetical needle will be made. Having for its object, humanity, the acquisition of geographical discoveries and science, certainly the enterprise
is in every way worthy of a great and enlightened people.
Press of Apr 16/60 had same

MR. HALL'S FRANKLIN EXPEDITION was alluded yesterday to the proposed Franklin Research Expedition of our fellow-citizen Mr.Hall.- The gentleman is now engaged in the manufacture of pemmican, sledges, &c., for his expedition. The latter are modeled after [tear in page] celebrated sledge "FAITH" now in the possession of Mr. Hall.- He expects to take his departure in about two weeks. In common with many who feel an interest in the expedition, we suggest that an opportunity be offered Mr. Hall, to detail his plans,objects,&c., to such of our citizens who sympathize with his noble undertaking. This expedition to the frozen north, will be purely a Cincinnati one, and our people should have the privilege of expressing their sympathy with its daring projective.

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sented to attend
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to co-operate for the advancement of this enterprise.

Commercial 25 Apr. 60
INTERESTING MEETING.- Several prominent and enterprising citizens, who have taken an interest in Mr. C.F. Hall's proposed expedition to the Arctic Regions, have addressed circulars to other citizens to meet them to-morrow evening, at an informal conversational meeting to learn from Mr. Hall the purpose, plans, progress, &c., of the expedition.

Cin Times of Apr 16/60
Messrs. Williams & Haven, of New London, Connecticut, a firm that has a fleet of vessels at their command, have forwarded to this city a proposal that bespeaks the enterprise, philanthropy, etc., that characterizes their house.  It is as follows:
"As a testimony of our personal regard and the interest we feel in the proposed expedition, we will convey it and its required outfit, boats, sledges, provisions, instruments, etc., etc., [[italicised]] free of charge, [[/italicised]] in the bark 'George Henry (S.O. Buddington, Master) to Northumberland Inlet, and, whenever desired, we will give the same free passage home in any of our ships."
This proposal, of course, has been gratefully accepted.  Thus from [[?]] six thousand to ten thousand dollars of the otherwise indispensible expenses of this expedition are saved.

The Daily Times.
C.W. Starbuck & Co., Proprietors.
Thursday Evening, April 19, 1860.
The Polar Sea
The scientific world has not yet [[creased page]] the idea of [[creased page]] Northern Sea, notwithstanding the dangers, difficulties and calamities that have attended the ventures of former navigators.  The success of Dr. Kane, although it doubtless cost him a premature grave, seems to have inspired an equal amount of enthusiastic hope, to the depression caused by the hapless fate of SIR JOHN FRANKLIN and his brave companions.
An expedition is contemplated by Mr. C.F. HALL, of this city, formerly proprietor of the Penny Press, but perhaps better known as a seal engraver, to penetrate the Arctic regions by a land party, with sledges, and make another effort to rescue from their ice-ribbed imprisonment further vestiges of Sir JOHN FRANKLIN, or gather tidings of his miserable fate, which have so imperfectly reached us.  We know not how much Mr. HALL'S former occupation may have awakened in him this adventurous spirit, or what connection it may have with his contemplated enterprise, but he is determined upon a more intimate acquaintance with [[italicised]] seals, [[/italicised]] and their little more enlightened neighbors the Esquimaux, among whom, he is fully convinced, some remnant of Sir JOHN'S company yet lingers.  He will start upon his forbidding expedition about the last of May taking a whale vessel for Westmore.
[[left had side of newspaper cutting obscured]] ible, and it is our earnest hope that he may accomplish all that he expected from his enterprise, winning a name among the hardy and undaunted explorers of the Northern wastes, if he do not bring back more interesting details of FRANKLIN'S fate than have yet reached the public eye.
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