September 28th, 1787
Hamburg, August 24 . On the expedition that the Empress of Russia will send to the East Indies to establish commerce with those regions will embark an astronomer, a botanist, a draughtsman, and an historian - who, we have been assured, will be the famous Professor Forster. The remainder of those who to be assigned the said commissions will be named by Mr. Palas.
Original Spanish text courtesy of Robert King. Translated by Maria Guadalupe Soto de Podritske, Lorill Ireland and John Black.
Updated: January 21, 2015