The Daily Universal Register

September 21, 1787

Hambourg, Aug. 24. The Empress of Russia has given orders for a voyage to the East Indies to be set on foot. The object of this expedition is a commercial one to that part of the world. There will be on board of this fleet an historiographer, an astronomer, a botanist, and a delineator. We are assured, that Professor Forster, of Wilna, is to be the historiographer.

Text courtesy of Robert King

Updated: January 21, 2015