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1861 Sat May 11th

[[?]] here the Kodluna people of the ship

is [[underlined]] Ni-ou-te-ling [[/underlined]] an Island close by Oo-pung-ne-wing.  On said Island (Ni-ou-te-ling) this old woman Innuit has seen bricks, coals, pieces of timber of various sizes.  She has had it from old Innuits that many years before, ships had landed here with a good many people.  When a little girl, remembers hearing Innuits tell about these people who landed there, killing several Innuits - further down - or on [[underlined]] King-Nine [[/underlined]] (as the old lady speaks it) side took away [[underlined]] two [[/underlined]] Innuit Women - who never came back again.  To the question:
How many ships came here?
She answered:
'They came every year - 1st two - then three - then amasuadlo (many) - Oo-moo-arch-chu-ar (many - very many ships.)'  'Five Innuits were killed by the Kod-luna (these white people).'

(On Board "George Henry")
Four O'Clock P.M. - From the words "Original notes" to the ending "Many Ships", I recorded as indicated - in the Tupiks.  Much was communicated that I defered incorporating into this journal till my arrival at the ship.

The old lady I found a great talker - the words spinning out as only they [[underlined]] can [[/underlined]] from a Woman's mouth.  Tuk-oo-li-too answered well the high estimation I have made of her as Interpreter.  

I may here make record of every fact connected with the highly important subject I am pursuing.  At times during the interview with the time worn O-ku-ju-a-ju-ni-no (as she, herself pronounces her name) I was [[underlined]] astounded [[/underlined]] at the answers given me by her.

To the question above (it near this middle of this column) [[underlined]] the reply was astounding! [[/underlined]]  I desired of Tuk-oo-li-too that she should ask her (I repeat)
'How many ships came here?'
After Tuk-oo-li-too had received the old lady's answer, T. said to me:  'She says:  They came every year' -

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Sat. May 11

here Tukoolitoo ceased.  I K[[?]] [[?at]] what to make of it:-  I began to conjecture [[?]] perhaps Whaling ships had visited the waters of Tin-nu-jok-ping goo-se-ong (Frobisher Bay) & continued annually their visitations:-  but Tuk-oo-li-too, I soon found, had not ceased because she thought my question had been answered - but to think, & [[underlined]] determine [[/underlined]] the proper & true [[underlined]] interpretation [[/underlined]] of what the old lady had said, [[underlined]] into my vernacular. [[/underlined]]
She continued -
'First two - then two or three - then many - very many vessels.'

I turned & took up the Book which I carried over with me, - "Voyages into the Polar Regions, by I. Barrow F.R.S." - a Chronological History up to 1818 - in wh. are the three Voyages of M. Frobisher.  I 1st opened it page 81 - then pages 84 & 85 & lastly to page 91;-  there before me were facts of History communicated to the civilized world through the means of writing & printing.  [[underlined]] The same facts, [[/underlined]] as to the number of vessels - & the order in which they had come to the Bay "Tin-nu-jok-ping goo-se-ong" had been communicated orally - Innuits to Innuits - generation after generation, & this day were communicated [[underlined]] orally [[/underlined]] - Innuits to an American - "O-ku-ju-a-ju-ni-no" to "Tuk-oo-li-too", & Tuk-oo-li-too to me.  

Written History tells us that Frobisher made three voyages to the Arctic Regions
First Voyage (2* vessels) 1576 [[note]] *1st Voyage [[underlined]] started [[/underlined]] with three (3) vessels.  The "Michael" in 1 month turned back [[/note]]
Second " [[ditto for: Voyage]] (3 vessels) 1577
Third " [[ditto for: Voyage]] (15 vessels) 1578

Traditionary History informs me to-day that a great many - [[underlined]] many [[/underlined]] years ago, the vessels of White men visited the Bay below here, (Frobisher's) [[underlined]] three successive years: [[/underlined]]
1st Two vessels
2d  Three " [[ditto for: vessels]]
3d  Many " [[ditto for: vessels]]
But this is not all the traditionary history of this important subject.

Written history tells us that Frobisher lost 5 of his men on his [[underlined]] first [[/underlined]] Voyage, on their conveying in a Boat one of the visiting natives from the ship to one of the numerous islands abounding in or near the [[underlined]] Strait [[/underlined]] throught to have been discovered by Frobisher
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