A new voyage to Guinea; describing the customs, manners, soil, manual arts, agriculture, trade, employments, languages, ranks of distinction climate, ... diversions, marriages, and whatever else is

 
9781236487780: A new voyage to Guinea; describing the customs, manners, soil, manual arts, agriculture, trade, employments, languages, ranks of distinction climate, ... diversions, marriages, and whatever else is

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1745 edition. Excerpt: ...upon many other Places, particularly Sumatra, and many of the Spice Islands. All which are now in the Possession of those Monopolists the Dutch, who punish with Death whomsoever they can find trading with any other Nation but themselves; to avoid which Oppression, many of those People, who have tasted the Sweets of Trade, go away from thence, and settle in remote Parts, especially about Cape Guardefuer on the African Shore, at the Mouth of the Red Sea, from whence they take such surprising long Journies over the vast Continent of Africa into Guinea, where they buy or rather exchange Slaves with the Caboceroes; by which means the Malayans are now and then exposed to Sale at the European Forts. They differ very much from the Guinea Negroes, Negroes, being right Eajl Indians, of a tawny Complexion, with long black Hair. They all go clad with long Trowsers and Jackets, and can write and read, and speak the Malayan Language. During my Stay at Acer a, I one E-vening walk'd by the Gate of the Dutch Fort, in Company with an English Factor, who seeing, and knowing some of the Dutch Gentlemen that stood at the Gate, talk'd a-while with them, but they, contrary to Custom, never astc'd either of them to come in: I suppose, they guess'd who I was, and undoubtedly had Orders from the General at Elmina, not to admit me for fear of taking an Account of the Strength of their Garrison, neither did they give to, or receive any Visit from the English, while I was in that Country. On Monday, the Third of April 1727, we embark'd, and as we were weighing our best Bower Anchor, the Cable parted, but we immediately let go our Sheet Anchor, which brought the Ship up, and then we sent both Boats to drag for our best Bower cr Anchor, which they in less than two Hours...

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