An Account of the Countries Adjoining to Hudson’s Bay, in the North-west Part of America.

Dobbs work is chiefly a diatribe against Captain Middleton who he claimed lied on behalf of the HBC “to serve the Company at the publick Expense” by concealing any knowledge of a Northwest Passage. His conviction that there was an easy route to the west of Hudson Bay was insistent and turned out to be wrong.

p. 111, part of Dobbs’s attack on Middleton for doubting a possible passage to Japan through Hudson’s Bay: All Nature cries aloud there is a passage, and we are sure there is one from Hudson’s Bay to Japan… .The frozen Streights is all Chimer, and every thing you have ever yet read or seen concerning that Part of our Voyage.