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ACCOUNT OF HIS DEATH FROM THE JOURNAL OF ISAACO,
THE NEW YORK
AST.OR, LENOX AND
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840, bet
HARPER & BROTHERS, In the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York.:
Few subjects have excited a more lively interest among the curious and the learned, than the geo. graphical problem with regard to the termination of the Niger. This question was at length put at rest by the successful expedition of the Landers,* but not until after more than half a century of fruitless effort and speculation, during which many val. uable lives had been sacrificed in attempting to trace to its outlet the course of this mysterious riv. er> Among those who had generously devoted themselves to this perilous enterprise, none was more distinguished than Mungo Park; whose untimely fate, after having triumphed over the most appalling difficulties, excited the deepest commiseration and regret. Besides a minute and copious narration of the two expeditions of this celebrated traveller, the volume here offered to the public contains a succinct and interesting account of the la. bours of subsequent adventurers in the same field, bringing down the subject of African discovery to the most recent period.
H. & B. New-York, May, 1840.
* See Landers' Expedition to the Niger, Nos. XXXV. and xvxvi. of Harpers' Family Library.