A Journal: Comprising an Account of the Loss of the Brig Commerce of Hartford (Con.), James Riley, Master, Upon the Western Coast of Africa, August 26, 1815 : Also of the Slavery and Sufferings of the Author and the Rest of the Crew Upon the Desert of Zahara in the Years 1815, 1816, 1817 : with Accounts of the Manners, Customs, and Habits of the Wandering Arabs : Also a Brief Historical and Geographical View of the Continent of Africa
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Page 99 - And he will be a wild man ; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Page 99 - These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
Page ii - ... an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of Maps, charts, and books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.
Page 44 - If he becomes a slave to a settled resident in some oi the towns, he can describe that, and the customs of the people. The author of this Journal was in both these situations, and hopes to give a correct account of this part of Africa, or that part of it which he saw. But I cannot omit to incorporate into this work some portion of the doings of an " Association for promoting the discovery of the interior parts of Africa" This association was formed in England by a number of gentlemen of rank and...
Page 99 - And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations...
Page 48 - Sennaar, and from thence westward in the latitude and supposed direction of the Niger, I told him, that was the route, by which I was anxious that Africa might, if possible, be explored. He said, he should think himself singularly fortunate to be trusted with the adventure. I asked him when he would set out. ' To-morrow morning,
Page 48 - I was struck with the manliness of his person, the breadth of his chest, the openness of his countenance, and the inquietude of his eye.
Page 49 - ... the unwearied attention, the persevering research, and the laborious, indefatigable, anxious zeal, with which their author pursued the object of his mission.
Page 46 - Disappointed in his intention of sailing in a voyage of commercial adventure to Nootka Sound, he crossed the British Channel to Ostend, with only ten guineas in his purse ; determined to travel over land to Kamschatka, whence the passage is short to the western coast of America.