We were close to Vanikoro, really the one to which Dumont d'Urville gave the name of Isle de la Recherche, and exactly facing the little harbour of Vanou, situated in 16@ 4' S.
I related to him all that the last works of Dumont d'Urville had made known-- works from which the following is a brief account.
But at the same time, without knowing Dillon's movements, Dumont d'Urville had already set out to find the scene of the wreck.
This ambiguous conduct led them to believe that the natives had ill-treated the castaways, and indeed they seemed to fear that Dumont d'Urville had come to avenge La Perouse and his unfortunate crew.
Dumont d'Urville, questioning the natives, learned too that La Perouse, after losing both his vessels on the reefs of this island, had constructed a smaller boat, only to be lost a second time.
But the French Government, fearing that Dumont d'Urville was not acquainted with Dillon's movements, had sent the sloop Bayonnaise, commanded by Legoarant de Tromelin, to Vanikoro, which had been stationed on the west coast of America.
It is even possible that the Selenites have already planted the flag on one of their poles, while Franklin, Ross, Kane, Dumont
, d'Urville, and Lambert have never yet been able to attain that unknown point of the terrestrial globe.
To this end, a three-member delegation led by Marianne Dumont
, regional co-coordinator of ASYCUDA Programme met Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar at his office.
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