Ship Duff, Commanded by Captain James Wilson


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From the center hills towards the sea, for a little distance up, the hills abounded with coconuts and breadfruit, and the more interior parts with mountain plantain, taro, and a variety of other things, which they have recourse to when the low land cannot supply all their wants. Asking Peter what reasons they gave for not cultivating more of those articles on the low ground, as it was evident they would grow as well, or better, there, he said it was on account of the havoc made by the ariois, and those who accompany Otto in his feastings round the island; at which times, though they only stay two or three days in a district, they consume and wantonly destroy all the produce, and often the young plants, leaving nothing for the settled inhabitants of the place to subsist on, but what they derive from the mountains: on this account they submit to the trouble of climbing almost inaccessible places, rather than expose much of the produce of their labor to those privileged robbers.1

1Wilson, J., n/an/an/an/an/a 1796, 1797, 1798, in the , 197.

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Chicago: Ship Duff, Commanded by Captain James Wilson in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed July 20, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QA5XCMWREPPYCSQ.

MLA: . Ship Duff, Commanded by Captain James Wilson, in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, edited by Thomas, William I., New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937, Original Sources. 20 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QA5XCMWREPPYCSQ.

Harvard: , Ship Duff, Commanded by Captain James Wilson. cited in 1937, Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. , McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QA5XCMWREPPYCSQ.