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na Jan 6/60 \619 Throughout the northern shores of the American continent, & in the islands beyon it the summer thaw penetrates from ten inches to a foot or a little more, but no shafts have been sunk in America within the Arctic circle to ascertain the thickness of the permanently frozen substratum. [[encircled]] 178 [[/encircled]] "Polar Regions" Ency.Brit. Vol. 8. An excellent table of the temperatures of Principal places in the Arctic Circle - same page. [[line across page]] They [[strikethrough]](the Esquimaux [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Red Men]] have nowhere dwelt among them ^[[(the Esquimaux)]] in America except on Behring Sea where there is a fusion of the [[?races]] [[encircled]] 179 [[/encircled]] Vol VIII Ency. Brit. 2d Col [[line across page]] A regard for the fame of her gallant husband & his brave companions has led Lady Franklin to seek for written records of this discovery by a further search & perhaps the humane promptings of a hope surviving in her breast, though extinguished elsewhere that even yet relief may be carried to some forlorn survivor of the catastrophe [[encircled]] 175 [[/encircled]] Vol VIII Ency Brit.
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