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Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting, in compliance with resolution of January 27, report of Lieutenant Taunt of a journey on the river Congo
(1887)

Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting, in compliance with resolution of January 27, report of Lieutenant Taunt of a journey on the river Congo,   pp. [1]-42 ff.


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49TH CONGRESS,                SENATE.                       Ex. Doe.
2d Session.                                                No. 77.
LETTER
FROM
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY,
TRANSMITTING,
In compliance with resolution of January 27, report of Lieutenant Taunt
of a journey on the river Congo.
FEBRUARY 5, 1887.-Ordered that the letter of the Secretary of the Navy and accom-
panying documents be printed and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations,
and, together with the articles, ornaments, and coins accompanying said letter, be
returned to the Secretary of the Navy.
NAVY DEPARTMENT,
Washington, February 1, 1887.
SIR: In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 27th ultimo,
I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a report submitted to
the Navy Department by Lieut. E. H. Taunt, U. S. N., after complet-
ing a six-months7 journey on the river Congo, Central Africa. Accom-
panying the report will be found certain documents, together with
samples of materials likely to be used in the region of that river, and
specimens of the articles used as currency in the different localities,
specified in the accompanying memorandum.
Should the report be printed, I have the honor to request that 1,000
Copies may be supplied for the use of the Navy Department.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. C. WHITNEY,
Secretary of the Navy.
Hon. JOHN SHERMAN,
President of the Senate.
Jist of documents, and articles of trade and currency, accompanying Lieutenant Taunt'e
report of his journey on the Congo River.
LIST OF DOCUMENTS.
(1) Log-book of the steam-launch Henry Reed, from July to September, 1885.
(2) Map of the European possessions on the Congo River.
(3) Regulations for the guidance of agents of the International Association of the
Congo.
4)  R   and reguations for the Houssas.
(5) Pactical hints for travelers in the tropics.
6) Notes on African fevers and dysentery.


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