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Wednesday Continued
The Geographical Society have issued the following circular to several hundreds of the selected citizens of their City.

The General Secretary of the American Geographical and Statistical Society solicits the pleasure of your company, at the Rooms of the Society, on Thursday Evening, March 8th, at eight o'clock, to meet Dr. ISAAC I. HAYES, of the Polar Exploring Expedition, Mr. C. F. HALL and Captain QUAYLE of the new Franklin Research Expedition, Captain BUDDINGTON of "The Resolute," and a native Eskimo.
AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL & STATISTICAL SOCIETY, }
Clinton Hall, Astor Place, March 5th, 1860.  }

By special invitation of Mr. Grinnell & Capt. Quayle, his brother [[space]] & myself took tea ^[[(Dinner N.Y. calls it)]] at his house.  The evening was very pleasant & I trust [[underline]] usefully [[underline]] spent.
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Capt. Q with Mr. G. travelled all over the Arctic Regions - so far as Admiralty ^[[& Parry]] charts would admit. By the by the Capt. overturned - by accident of course - a glass of "Maderia" - wh flowed freely over [[strikethrough]] H chu [[strikethrough]] Fury ^[[& Hecla]] Straits & Fox Channel - the very route proposed to be taken by the new Franklin Research Expedition!  May there not be an omen in this - would be a question that would arise in some enthusiastic minds.  
Mr. Grinnell made me a present of a "Kayack" wh. is in his House, ^[[one]] brought home by the 1st Grinnell Expedition.  It is in complete order - has the Esquimaux paddle and [[?ski]] wh. floats upon the water obstructing the attempt to escape of the seal or Whale wh. Esquimaux harpoons. 
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