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A Voyage Round the World, Volume I Including Travels in Africa, Asia, Australasia, America, etc., etc., from 1827 to 1832   By: (1786-1857)

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VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, VOLUME I

Including Travels in Africa, Asia, Australasia, America, etc. etc. from MDCCCXXVII to MDCCCXXXII

BY

JAMES HOLMAN, R.N. F.R.S. ETC. ETC.

1834

"Man loves knowledge: and the beams of truth More welcome touch his understanding's eye, Than all the blandishments of sounds his ear, Than all of taste his tongue."

Akenside.

ADVERTISEMENT.

It is necessary to observe that this Work is designed to extend to 4 vols., to be published in regular succession; each Volume to embrace a distinct portion of the whole, and to be complete in itself. The entire publication will form a consecutive series of the Author's Voyages and Travels Round the World.

The present Volume contains: Madeira Teneriffe St. Jago Sierra Leone Cape Coast Accra Fernando Po Bonny, Calabar, and other Rivers in the Bight of Biafra Prince's Island Ascension Rio Janeiro and Journey to the Gold Mines.

[Note: The beginning of this dedication was missing from the text.]

...that your Majesty may long be spared to a nation that is so sensible of the influence of your Majesty's exalted character.

With the most profound feelings of gratitude and devotion,

I have the honor to subscribe myself,

Your Majesty's Most faithful Servant,

JAMES HOLMAN.

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

CHAP. I.

Passion for Travelling Author's peculiar Situation Motives for going Abroad Resources for the Blind Embark in the Eden, Capt. Owen, for Sierra Leone Lord High Admiral at Plymouth Cape Finisterre Arrival at Madeira Town of Funchal Wines of Madeira Cultivation of the Grape Table of Exports Seizure of Gin Fruits and Vegetables Climate Coffee, Tea, and Sugar Cultivation Palanquin Travelling Departure from Madeira

CHAP. II.

Teneriffe Town of Santa Cruz Female Costume Incident at a Ball Bad Roads Climate Productions Population of the Canary Islands Imports and Exports Various Qualities of the Wines Fishery Leave Santa Cruz Crossing the Tropic of Cancer Shaving and Ducking General Remarks Make St. Jago Anchor at Porto Praya Sickly Season Death of the Consul and his Wife Consul's Sister Governor's Garden and Watering place Population of the Island Produce The Orchilla Weed, its growth, uses, and varieties Cause of Fever Departure for Sierra Leone

CHAP. III.

Arrival at Sierra Leone Mr. Lewis Black Washerwomen. Visitors on board Capture of Leopards Mortality Funeral of Mr. Lewis Education of Native Children Regimental Mess Curious Trials at a Quarter Sessions Depredations of the Kroomen Causes of Unhealthiness The Boollam Territory Lieutenant George Maclean's Mission Election of a King Regent's Speech Macaulay Wilson Ceremonies of the Coronation Character of the Boollams Christian and Mahommedan Missionaries Aspect of the Country Cession of Boollam to Great Britain Extraordinary Trial for Crim. Con. News of the Death of Mr. Canning

CHAP. IV.

Auction at Sierra Leone Timber Establishments in the River Tombo, Bance and Tasso Islands Explosion of a Vessel at Sea Liberated Africans Black Ostlers Horses Imported Slave Vessel Colonial Steam Vessel Road and Street Repairs Continued Rains Suggestion for preserving the Health of European Seamen General Views of the Colony Population Parishes Supply of Provisions Description of Freetown Curious Letter from Black Labourers Original Settlers Present Inhabitants Trade with the Interior Strange Customs of Native Merchants Anecdote of Sailors Injurious Example of the Royal African Corps Vaccination of Natives Medical Opinion Departure from Sierra Leone

CHAP. V.

Cape St. Ann Dangerous Shoals Old Sailors Liberia Origin and History of the Colony Failure at Sherbro Island Experiment at Liberia Difficulties Encountered by the Settlers Differences with the Natives Final Adjustment Improving State of the Colony Laws and Morals Remarks on Colonization

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