William Bligh Quotes

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All the 20th we were endeavouring to get into Adventure Bay but were prevented by variable winds.

William Bligh

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Accordingly he was offered the position of Governor of New South Wales on the recommendation of Sir Joseph Banks (President of the Royal Society and a main sponsor of the breadfruit expeditions) and appointed in March 1805 at £2000 per annum twice the pay of the retiring Governor Philip Gidley King. He tried (unsuccessfully) to check the spread of venereal disease among the men. I was now dragged on Deck in my Shirt & closely guarded – I demanded of Christian the case of such a violent act & severely degraded for his Villainy but he could only answer – "not a word sir or you are Dead.