American whaling vessels began visiting New Zealand in the 1790s and were conspicuous in Northland waters by the 1830s. This extract from the US Journal of the Senate for 9 December 1840 describes measures taken to protect American citizens working in the whaling industry in various parts of the Pacific, including New Zealand.
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Reference: Journal of the Senate 31 (December 1840): 19
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