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Page 58 - eye. I opened the map of Africa before him, and tracing a line from Cairo to Sennar, and from thence weftward in the latitude and fuppofed direction of the Niger, I told him, that was his route, by which I was anxious that
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Page 58 - for difcovering the Inland countries of Africa. « Mr. Ledyard replied, that he had always determined to traVerfe the continent of Africa as foon as he had explored the interior of North America ; and, as Sir Jofeph had offered him a letter of introduction, he came
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Page 58 - Banks, who told him, knowing his temper, that he believed he could recommend him to an adventure almoft as perilous as the one from which he had returned; and then communicated to him the wifhes of the Aflbciation for difcovering the Inland countries of Africa.