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A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar

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As a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the War of 1812 assigned to Marine Corps headquarters, English sailed to the Mediterranean, and was among the first citizens of the United States known to have visited Egypt. Shortly after arriving in Egypt he resigned his commission, converted to Islam and joined Isma'il Pasha in an expedition up the Nile River against Sennar in 1820, winning distinction as an officer of artillery. He published his Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar (London 1822) regarding his exploits. (Introduction adapted by obform from Wikipedia)

First Page:

A

NARRATIVE

OF THE

EXPEDITION

TO

DONGOLA AND SENNAAR,

UNDER THE

COMMAND OF HIS EXCELLENCE ISMAEL PASHA,

UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF

HIS HIGHNESS MEHEMMED ALI PASHA, VICEROY OF EGYPT.

BY AN AMERICAN IN THE SERVICE OF THE VICEROY.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET. 1822.

London: Printed by C. Roworth, Bell Yard Temple Bar

TO

HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S

CONSUL GENERAL IN EGYPT,

HENRY SALT, ESQ.

MY FATHERLY FRIEND IN A FOREIGN LAND, THIS WORK IS DEDICATED, WITH AFFECTIONATE RESPECT, BY

THE AUTHOR:

AND RECOMMENDED TO THE KIND CARE AND PATRONAGE OF

JOHN WILLIAM BANKES, ESQ.

BY HIS OBLIGED FRIEND AND SERVANT,

HENRY SALT.

By George Bethune English, General of Artillery in the U.S. Service

PREFACE

MEHEMMED ALI PASHA, the victorious pacificator of Egypt and Arabia, is already renowned in the civilized world. Egypt, once the home of discord and the headquarters of anarchy, under his administration has long enjoyed peace and prosperity; is permeable in all directions, and in perfect safety to the merchant and the traveler, and is yearly progressing in wealth and improvement... Continue reading book >>


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