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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...the fever should appear on board to proceed immediately to sea, and examine whether the St. Lucia river was at all practicable for any kind of vessels. " We quitted English River on the 8th of December, when we perceived a small brig under British colours about to enter; we accordingly ran across to Port Melville, between Elephant and Inyack Islands, to measure the meridian distance; and on the 11th returned, in order to observe the conduct of the Portuguese garrison to this vessel. Ve found her to be the Sincapore of Calcutta, about seventy tons burden, commanded by a Mr. Retchie, last from Mozambique, having on board Senhor Lupe de Cardenos, who had chartered her on certain conditions to bring him to this place as governor, commandant, and factor. I showed the new man in authority my orders relative to securing the British flag from THE ORANGE GROVE. 209 insult, when Senhor Lupe assured him that the practice should be discontinued. This Governor and his wife were both creoles of Mozambique: he had agreed to pay Mr. Retchie his freight of eleven hundred Spanish dollars in ivory at a certain price, but as this ivory could not immediately be procured, he gave him a licence to traffic with the natives whilst he was collecting it. Finding that the commandant had no disposition to interfere. with the Sincapore, and that he was the intimate friend and associate of Retchie, the master, we quitted the river and returned to Port Melville, where we anchored on the 16th. " A few days afterwards, the Orange Grove, of Cape Town, but now from Mozambique, came into this harbour; she was a small schooner of eighty tons, belonging to Mr. Henry Nourse, a merchant, and brother to Commodore Nourse. This enterprising gentleman had determined, it...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926900
  • 9781236926906