Preparations were now commenced for our visit to King Obie. The launch and other boats were manned by Kroomen, dressed in kilts and velvet caps, an uniform expressly intended for gala-days; and at 10 a. m. we proceeded on shore in state to pay our respects to the king. Mr. Lander in a general’s uniform, with a feather in his cocked-hat that almost reached the ground, Mr. Jordan in a colonel’s uniform, and Lieutenant Allen in his own, led the van, and attracted so much of the natives’ attention, that Dr. Briggs and myself almost regretted that we had not visited Monmouth-street before our departure from England.