Excerpt from The Life and Voyages of Captain James Cook: Selections, With Introductions and Notes
He spent some years Off the American coast, engaged in important surveying work, and during this time studied all things that might make him a better seaman and a capable officer... . He had charge of the naval portion of the expedition that resulted in the capture of Quebec in 1759, and was recognized by his superiors as a man of great ability and value.
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