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Trade and travels in the Gulph of Guinea, Western Africa

Smith, John surgeon and trading captain.

Trade and travels in the Gulph of Guinea, Western Africa

with an account of the manners, habits, customs, and religion of the inhabitants.

by Smith, John surgeon and trading captain.

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Published by Simpkin, Marshall, and co. [etc.] in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Guinea -- Description and travel.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy J. Smith.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT471 .S65
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, [17]-223 p.
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17935659M
    LC Control Number05014628

    Page 9 The Portuguese set all hands to work to build a house and chapel for the two Jesuits and four Portuguese who were to remain, and when the work was finished, mass was solemnly said on shore, many of the natives coming to learn how to make the sign of the cross. InI was refused a tourist visa to enter Equatorial Guinea during an overland trip from Angola to Cameroon. I observed both in Negroes and Moors, great humanity and sociableness, which gave me strong hopes that I should be very safe amongst them, and meet with the success I desired in my enquiries after the curiosities of the country. Envious of the prodigious fortune that Cayero might make by accepting this offer, the Portuguese officers threatened to delate him to the Birman sovereign, if he consented, and the proposal was accordingly refused. He crisscrossed 18 states in eight months, wandering the cities, chatting up total strangers, learning from the locals, and finding hidden treasures. Theft, murther, and adultery, being severely punished.

    John Smith, surveyor to the African company, his observations thereon. Leo says, page Being anxious for the safety of their gallies, the enemy abandoned their works at Madre de Dios and San Juan, and threw up other works with wonderful expedition for the protection of their fleet. It is very populous, the inhabitants having many cities and towns of different extent and grandeur[4].

    One day while the king was looking on, and saw several men labouring hard to carry a cross that was meant to be set upon a rock, he went half naked and bareheaded, and carried it without assistance to the place appointed. William Smith, who was sent in the yearby the African company, to survey their settlements throughout the whole coast of Guinea[C] says, "The country about the Gambia is pleasant and fruitful; provisions of all kinds being plenty and exceeding cheap. His speech before Charles the Fifth. Places adjacent to Gulf of Mexico. King Chembanga requested that a Portuguese might be sent along with him to his residence, to treat upon some important affairs, and left his nephew as an hostage for his safe return. The contract gave him one year to gather an army, leave Spain, be large enough to found at least two towns of people each, and garrison two more fortresses anywhere along the coast.


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De la Casa's concern for the relief of the oppressed Indians. Several messages were sent offering a high ransom for the boy; but on being told by the captain that he would lose his head if he did not carry him to the viceroy, they went away much grieved.

The other two divisions are formed by a chain of mountains running nearly south from this line to Cape St Romanus, otherwise Cape St Mary, but much nearer the east coast than the west.

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Page 20 But on the 4th of December, the enemy sent fresh proposals for an accommodation, accompanied by the ambassador Abreu, requiring only to be allowed to withdraw with three of their gallies and men, being all that remained of 20, with which they had invested Malacca.

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Theft, murther, and adultery, being severely punished. From these writings we gather, that after the Mahometan religion had extended to the kingdom of Morocco, some of the promoters of it crossing the sandy desarts of Numidia, which separate that country from Guinea, found it inhabited by men, who, though under no regular government, and destitute of that knowledge the Arabians were favoured with, lived in content and peace.

The wreck of two ships of the Hollanders were found on this island. With rich, evocative writing, Wainaina explores issues of class, religion, politics, family and community in modern Kenya from the microcosm of his own world.

It is amazing, that whilst the clergy of the established church are publicly expressing a concern, that these oppressed people should be made acquainted with the christian religion, they should be thus suffered, and even forced, so flagrantly to infringe one of the principal injunctions of our holy religion!

If any of their people are known to be made slaves, all the Fulis will join to redeem them; they also support the old, the blind, and lame, amongst themselves; and as far as their abilities go, they supply the necessities of the Mandingos, great numbers of whom they have maintained in famine. He found the natives very sociable and obliging.

The first author particularly remarks, "That they never made war, or travelled abroad, but employed themselves in tending their herds, or labouring in the ground.

In their way home they killed some of the natives, and took fifty-five more prisoners. The kingdom of Whidah has been particularly noted by travellers.

Keep regular markets and fairs. Francistown was no different. Simplicity of their housholdry. Dimensions in inches : 6 x 9. Goes over into Spain to plead their cause. Having landed the troops, they were attacked by Antonio Pinto de Fonseca with only men, who slew above of the enemy without losing a man, and then retreated into the city.

Then the city was burnt, and above 60, persons were supposed to have perished by fire and sword, an equal number being reduced to slavery. I observed both in Negroes and Moors, great humanity and sociableness, which gave me strong hopes that I should be very safe amongst them, and meet with the success I desired in my enquiries after the curiosities of the country.

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How strange must it then appear to the serious minded amongst these people, nay, how inconsistent is it with every divine and moral law amongst ourselves that those christian laws which prohibit fornication and adultery, are in none of the English governments extended to them, but that they are allowed to cohabit and separate at pleasure?

Equatorial Guinea is not an easy place to get into or to travel around independently. These waters every day decrease, till at last they are quite exhaled, and then the effluvia that arises is almost insupportable.

By the continental border regions, you may also hear French from neighbouring francophone countries, Gabon and Cameroon.28sharesI created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give my readers and other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Ivy, a travel blogger based in Canada.

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