This report is by R.S. (Richard Sainthill), an officer on the HMS Topaze. It appeared 130 years ago, in Macmillan Magazine (1870; Volume 21, No. 125: 449-454). This rather obscure report provides a fascinating look at the island as it was in times past.
"Rapa-Nui, or Easter Island, in November 1868,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 14
, Article 3.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol14/iss4/3