First Published in 1971. This book detail an attempt to open a direct commercial intercourse with the inhabitants of Central Africa.Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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chapter I|19 pages
Reasons for the Expedition.—The Company formed.—Mr. Lander’s Services engaged.—The Quorra and Alburkah Steam-vessels and the Columbine Brig fitted and provided with Goods for the Country.—Plan of Proceeding.—The Expedition joined by Lieutenant Allen and Mr. Jordan.—Departure from Liverpool.—Stop at Milford.—Engineers of Steam-vessels considered.—Final Departure from Milford.—Remarks on the Fitting of Steam-vessels for Steaming and Sailing.—Madeira seen.—Anchor at Part Praya.
chapter II|35 pages
Famine at Cape Verd Islands.—Want of Rain.—Natives of Port Praya.—American Schooner and Cargo.—Leave Port Praya.—Touch at Isles de Los.—Inhabitants.—Depart from the Islands.—Voyage to York,—Reception at York.—Lieutenant Allen and Mr. Lander taken ill. — Proceed to Free Town.—Kroomen engaged.—Remarks on Kroomen and Fishmen.—Their Characters compared with that of the Negro.—Anchor off Monroria.—Strictures on the Settlement.—Visit Simon River.—Cape Palmas.—The Dutch Governor of Axim.—Arrive at Cape Coast.—Remarks on that Settlement.
chapter III|39 pages
Departure from Cape Coast.—Captain Harries and an Engineer taken ill.—Description of a Tornado.—Anchor off the Nun.—Death of Captain Harries and the Second Engineer.—Tribute to the Memory of the former.—The Vessels enter the River.—Dangers of the Ear.—Preparations for proceeding up the River.—Anchor off King Boy’s Barracoon.—Effects of Climate.—Remarks on the Natives.—Continue up the River.—Anchor off Inghirami.—News of Hostilities.—Coolness of a Native Pilot.—A Village burnt.—The Warree Branch.—Anchor off Eggabo.—Boy and his Wives.—Arrival at Eboe
chapter V|30 pages
Departure from Eboe.—The Quorra aground.—Mr, Jordan taken ill.—The Quorra’s Crew attacked with Fever.—Proceed to Damuggoo.—Awful Mortality on board the Quorra.—Arrive at Attah.—Reflections on the Mortality.—Situation of Attah.—Its advantages.—Natives’ method of killing the Alligator.—Depart from Attah.—Messenger from the King.—Difficulties of the Navigation.—Proceed to Bocqua.—The Kong Mountains.—River Scenery.—The Quorra aground.
chapter VI|30 pages
Sickness in the Alburkah.—Disappointment in the Navigation.—More Sickness in the Quorra.—Prepare for the Rainy Season.—Another Messenger from Attah.—Attah Canoes.—Attempt of Mr, Lander to proceed to Boussa.—A Thief caught.—Visit to Addakudda.—Description of the River above Eboe.—Superior Character of the Natives.—Manufactures and Trade.
chapter VII|21 pages
Amusement on Board.—Reflections on the State of the Inhabitants.—Native Canoes.—Mr. lander unsuccessful.—Change in the Season.—Further Sickness.—Death of Dr. Briggs.—Tribute to his Memory.—Departure for Fundah, the Quorra left aground.—Arrival at Yimmahah.—Reports of the King of Fundah.—Friendly Mallam.—Mode of thatching Huts.—The Native Barber.
chapter VIII|22 pages
Messengers from the King of Fundah.—Embark in a Canoe for that City.—Difficulties of the Passage.—Arrive at Potingah, and pass on to Fundah.—Native Curiosity.—Visit from the King.—The returned.—Inconvenient Lodgings.—The Court of Fundah and its Inmates.—Sarsfield sent to Yimmahah.—The Barber Physician and his Wife.—An Amateur Beau.
chapter IX|21 pages
Approach of the Rainy Season.—Return of Sarsfield—Pretext for Departure—Credulity and Terror of the King.—Preparations for leaving Fundah.—Description of the City.—Its Population, &c.—Character of the King.—Amusements of Fundah.—Its Manufactures.—The River Shary.—Opinion respecting its Source
chapter X|31 pages
Departure from Fundah.—Arrive at Yimmahah.—Return on board the Quorra.—Determination to return down the River to Fernando Po.—Description of Adassah and its King.—Sarsjield and Lieutenant Allen proceed to Fundah.—Ravages of the Felatahs.—Mortality among our Kroomen.—Hector’s Narrative of his Visit to Fundah.—Insubordination among the Kroomen.—Anchor off Bocqua.—Joined by Mr. Oldfield from the Columbine.—Letters from Europe.—Account of Mortality in the Columbine
chapter XI|26 pages
Arrive at Attah.—Another Krooman dies.—Departure of the Alburkah, with Mr, Oldfield and Mr, Lander, for Boussa.—Anchor off Eboe.—Interview with the King concerning the Trade.—Punishment of two Native Delinquents.—Arrive at the Mouth of the River, and proceed to Fernando Po.—Determine on returning to Liverpool.—Trip to Calebar,—Duke Ephraim.—Government House at Clarence.—The Spanish Slaver.—A Visit to Bimbia and Cameroons.—The Bimbia Pilot.—Peter the Slave.—A Boat Race.—Technical Terms and Native Taste.—Return to Fernanda Po
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