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a Chart of the lines of magnetic variation, in the seas around that immense continent.

Availing myself therefore, on the present occasion, of assistance like this, it is impossible that I can present my self before the Public, without expressing how deeply and gratefully sensible I am of the honour and advantage which I derive from the labours of those Gentlemen; for Mr. Edwards has kindly permitted me to incorporate, as occasion offered, the whole of his narrative into different parts of my work; and Major Rennell, with equal good will, allows me not only to embellish and elucidate my travels, with the Maps beforementioned, but also to subjoin his Geographical Illustrations entire.

Thus aided and encouraged, I should deliver this volume to the world, with that confidence of a favourable reception, which no merits of my own could authorize me to claim; were I not apprehensive that expectations have been formed, by some of my subscribers, of discoveries to be unfolded, which I have not made, and of wonders to be related, of which I am utterly ignorant. There is danger that those who feel a disappointment of this nature, finding less to astonish and amuse in my book, than they had promised to themselves beforehand, will not even allow me the little merit which I really possess

Painful as this circumstance may prove to my feelings, I shall Vol. i. b

console myself under it, if the distinguished persons, under whose auspices I entered on my mission, shall allow that I have executed the duties of it to their satisfaction; and that they consider the Journal which I have now the honour to present to them, to be, what I have endeavoured to make it, an honest and faithful report of my proceedings and observations in their service, from the outset of my journey to its termination.

MP.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

The Author's Motives for undertaking the Voyagehis Instructions and Departure

arrives at J ill free, on the Gambia River—proceeds to maintain. Some Account

of the Feloops.Proceeds upthe River for Jonkakonda—arrives at Dr. Laidley's.

Some Account of Pisania, and the British Factory established at that Place.—

The Author's Employment during his Stay at Pisaniahis Sickness and Recovery

the Country describedprepares to set out for the Interior. - page I

CHAPTER II.

Description of the Feloops, the Jaloffs, the Foulahs, and Mandingoes.Some Account

of the Trade between the Nations of Europe and the Natives of Africa by the way

of the Gambia, and between the Native Inhabitants of the Coast and the Nations

of the interior Countriestheir Mode of selling and buying, Sfc. p. 14

CHAPTER HI.

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The Author sets out from Pisaniahis Attendantsreaches Jindey.Story related

by a Mandingo Negro.—Proceeds to Medina,the Capital of Woolli.Interview

with the King.—Saphies or Charms.Proceeds to Kolor.Description of Mum-

bo Jumboarrives at Koojarwrestling Match.—Crosses the Wilderness, and

arrives at Tallika, in the Kingdom of Bondou. - - p. 28

CHAPTER. IV

Some Account of the Inhabitants of Tallika.The Author proceeds for Fatteconda

Incidents on the Road.Crosses the Neriko, arrives at Koorkaranyreaches

the River FalemeFishery on that River—Proceeds along its Bank to Naye or

Nayemowcrosses the Faleme and arrives at Fatteconda.—Ha? an Interview
with Almamiythe Sovereign of Bondou.Description of the King's Dwelling—

has a second Interview with the King, who begs the Author's Coat——Author

visits the King's Wivesis permitted to depart on friendly Terms.—Journey by

Nightarrives at Joag.—Some Account of Bondou and its Inhabitants the

Foulahs. ------ page 45

CHAPTER V.

Account of Kajaaga.—Serawoolliestheir Manners and Language.Account of

Joag.The Author is ill treated, and robbed of half of his Effects, by Order of

Batcheri, the King.Charity of a female Slave.—The Author is visited by

Demba Sego, Nephew of the King of Kasson, who offers to conduct him in safety

to that Kingdom.Offer accepted.The Author and his Protector, with a nume-

rous Retinue, set out and reach Samee, on the Banks of the SenegalProceed

to Kayee, and crossing the Senegal, arrive in the Kingdom of Kasson. p. 6l

CHAPTER VI.

Arrival at Teesee.Interview with Tiggity Sego, the King's Brother—the Author's

detention at TeeseeSome Account of that Place and its Inhabitantsincidents

which occurred there.Rapacious Conduct of Tiggity Sego towards the Author

on his Departure.Sets out for Kooniakary, the Capital of the Kingdom.Inci-

dents on the Road, and Arrival at Kooniakary. - p. 72

CHAPTER VII.

The Author admitted to an Audience of the King of Kasson, whom he finds well

disposed towards him.Incidents during the Author's Stay at Kooniakary.

Departs thence for Kemmoo, the Capital of Kaarta.Is received with great

kindness by the King of Kaarta, who dissuades him from prosecuting his Jour-

ney, on Account of approaching Hostilities with the King of Bambarra.The

Author determines, notwithstanding, to proceed; and the usual Routes being

obstructed, takes the Path to Ludamar, a Moorish Kingdom.Is accommodated

by the King with a Guide to Jarra, the frontier Town of the Moorish Territo-

ries; and sets out for that Place, accompanied by three of the King's Sons, and

200 Horsemen. - - - - p. 8S
CHAPTER VIII

Journey from Kemmoo to Funingkedy.Some Account of the Lotus.—A Youth

murdered by the Mooninteresting Scene at his Death—Author passes through

Simbing.Some Particulars concerning Major Houghton. Author reaches

JarraSituation of the surrounding States at the Period of his Arrival there,

and a brief Account of the War between Kaarta and Bambarra. - p-9&

CHAPTER IX.

Some Acount of Jarra, and the Moorish Inhabitants.The Author applies for, and

obtains Permission from Ali, the Moorish Chief or Sovereign of Ludamar,to

pass through his Territories.Departs from Jarra, and arrives at Deenaill

treated by the Moors.Proceeds to Sampaka—-finds a Negro who makes Gun-

dis continues his Journey to Samee, where he is seized by some Moors who

are sent for that Purpose by Aliis conveyed a Prisoner to the Moorish Camp at

Benowm, on the Borders of the Great Desert. - - - p. 109

CHAPTER X.

Various Occurrences during the Author's confinement at Benowmis visited by some

Moorish Ladies.A Funeral and Wedding.—The Author receives an extraor-

dinary Present from the Bride.Other Circumstances illustrative of the Moorish

Character and Manners. - - p. 124

CHAPTER XI.

Occurrences at the Camp continued.Information collected by the\Author, concern-

ing Houssa and Tombuctoo; and the situation of the latter.—The Route described

from Morocco to Benowm.The Author's Distress from Hunger.Ali removes

his Camp to the NorthwardThe Author is carried Prisoner to the new

Encampment, and is presented to Queen Fatima.Great Distress from the Wan

of Water. - - - - - p. 135

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