Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis, from 1840 To 1843

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  • ISBN-13: 9780559706233
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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CAPE INYACHE. 63 CHAPTER IV. Anchors off Cape Inyache Delagoa Bay Slave Settlement of the Portuguese English River Alarm of the people at the approach of a Steamer Portuguese Fort Hostile preparations Salute Awkward mistake Aide-de-camp's Visit The Governor's civility Openly encouraging the Slave-trade Slaver in the River Parsee Merchant as interpreter Poisonous atmosphere White man dies where the black man thrives Trade in ivory and gold-dust Governor afterwards removed for abetting the Slave-trade Threat Presents from Governor Description of English River The Temby Dundas And Mattoll Character of the country and origin of pestilence Native tribes in the neighbourhood Hollontontes Thievish propensities Nemesis hauled on shore Plague of locusts Sky darkened by them Came by a North-east and went away by a South-west wind Native feast of locusts Dance and song. The anchorage which the Nemesis had now so providentially reached was situated close to Cape Inyache, at the entrance of Delagoa Bay. This settlement, which still belongs to the Portuguese, was once famous in the annals of slavery, as one of the principal marts in which that revolting traffic was carried on. It is still far from being undeserving of the stigma which attaches to its name, although it has greatly fallen from its once thriving condition. It is situated on the eastern coast of Africa (see map), and at daylight, on the morning of the 27th July, 1840, the Nemesis steamed into the 64 DELAGOA BAY. river which runs into the bay, and is known by the name of English River. The Portuguese have a small fort near its entrance, from which the approach of the steamer was no sooner discovered than a mighty stir was made.Steamers had scarcely even been heard of, much less seen. The...
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