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The subject is so curious that we copy his results at more length in the appendix.
In 1860 Admiral Fox, of the United States navy, visited all these islands, and studied the whole question anew, visiting the islands himself and working backwards to the account of Columbus's subsequent voyage, so as to fix the spot from which that voyage began.
They then sailed sixty-four miles cast, a quarter northeast, and thought they saw the land of the Caribs, which he was seeking.
It would seem that he did not show them the power of firearms.
It is a little island 8.8 miles east and west; 1.6 extreme breadth, and averaging 1.2 north and south.
The interest which attaches to this subject at the moment of the centennial, when many voyages will be made by persons following Columbus, induces me to copy Admiral Fox's reasonings in detail.