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with them. By this judicious regula- the children; this was the firft river tion, they hoped to repress their ava- since they left the ship; it was small, rice, and prevent examination. and after they got up the hill on the
When they left the Malay man's vil- other side they saw it almost dry, by lage, the natives followed, and threw the ebbing of the tide. ftones. The sailors desired to proceed, They had row left the wreck about in hopes they would not continue the a week; and when they had crossed pursuit. Abort noon, they came to a the river, the Lafcars and one of the creek, which they passed at low water. passenger's black maid left them. Sɔme They went on till evening, when they of the men, then went on, in ftraggling found water by the side of a hill. Here parties, and left the captain and the the Caffrees 'surrounded them, and ladies behind. This happened about wanted to take their buttons. They ten days after the ship was loit. attempted to search the ladies. Some Captain Coxon had kept his health, of them kept on the hill, threatening but his spirits were quite dejected when to throw down great stones upon them. they parted. The rest of the company
The failors advised the captain to go from this time heard no more of hipi, on, and not to fit still, and let all their or the ladies. To the latter the natives things be taken from them, but as the offered no violence, luat took away surgeon was taken fick, he would not their rings and trinkets.
Some of the people set off The following is a list of the per: without him.
sons who were left with Capt. Coxon: 'The Lascars went first away, and Mr. Logie, chief mate; Mr. Beale, the natives followed them, and robbed third mate; Mr. Harris, fifth mate; them.
Mr. Haye, purser; Mr. Nixon, surAfter leaving the captain, they saw geon; Robert Rea, boatswain; John a party at a distance coming over a hill. Hunter, gunner; Wm. Mixon, quarThat night they came to a salt water ter-master; George M‘Daniel, carpenriver, and gathered wood to make a fire: ter's first mate; James Mauleverer, 2d they could not strike a light, but fee- ditto; John Edkins, caulker; William ing a light on the other fide of the Stevens, butcher; Frank Maroon, Dom. river, one of the Lascars swam over, Kircanio, Jof. Andrée, Matthew Bell, and lighted a stick at a Caffree hut, Roque Pandolpho, John Stevens, John where he saw no people: he swam Pope, seamen; Jof. Thomson, chief back over the river with the stick, and mate's servant; James Vanderleen, boat. lighted a fire. Colonel James and Mrs. swain's ditto; John Hill, gunner's ditJames then came up to them. As they to; Ant. Da Cruza, captain's cook; had no water, Colonel James advied Patrick Fitzgerald, John Hudson, disthem to dig in the fand. They dug, charged soldiers from Madrass. and with success. The fame night Paifengers left with Captain Coxon: the captain and ladies came up, and Col. James, Mrs. James, Mr. Hosea, by next morning they all joined again, Mrs. Hofea, Mrs. Logie, Mr. Newexcept one Bastiano Nardeen, a big man, Capt. Walterhouse Adair.— Miss man, and unable to walk, who had Dennis, Miss Wilmot, Miss Hosea, dropped behind.
Master Saunders, Master Chambers, In their march they found a tree children. Klack fervants: George which bore a sweet berry, with a small Sims, Mr. Newman's; Reynel, Maiter hard stone. They eat the fruit, but Law's; Dow, Mr. Hosea's; Betty, they found it bound them very much. Mrs. Logie's, fince arrived at the Cape, This berry grows upon the branches, says her mistress sent her away; Sally, and is about the size of a pea. When Mrs. James's; Mary, Miss Dennis's; ripe it is black, and before it is ripe, Hoakim, Mrs. Hofea's.-M. Plaideaux red.
de Lille, a l'rench officer; J. Rosseau, In the morning the ladies waded servant to Col. D’Espinette, who went over the river, breast high, being sup- inland the same day, or the day after ruited by the failors, who carried over they left the captain.
On the day in which the captain and ter coming into second inhabited counhis party itayed behind, they met with try. L. John Squires, left at Great the Lascars in a small wood.
Vifch river; All. Schultz, dead (found August 16*. They came to the by W.) Tho. Parker, Patrick Burne, mmouth of a river. Here three of their both dead (Feancon told T L.) Isaac comrades were too much fatigued to (Elair ) left at Great Visch river. proceed, and they again parted with The other party consisted of twentythe Lascars. They marched along the two personst, viz. John Warmington, steep and hilly banks of this river for boatswain's second mate, Thomas Lewthree days, and then crossed. Colonel is, seaman, both now in England; Mr. D'Espinette then left them, and about Shaw, second mate, left at a river in the 19th of August Colonel Talbot de- first uninhabited country. Hubberly clared he could proceed no farther. told TL. firit who died; Mr. Trotter, They were both too weary to futtain fourth mate, left by Hubberly at the the fatigues of travelling any longer. river where Mr. Williams was killed;
Auguit 24. About eight or ten Mr. Williams, passenger, dead. Hubdays after they had left the captain, as berly told T L. that he was driven into they were forty-five in number, they a river and killed by the Catfrees; agreed to divile, in order to enable Mr. Taylor, passenger, dead (Hubberly themselves to procure provisions with toid T I.. that he would not eat after lefs difficulty:
Mr. Williams's death, and died two The first party consisted of twenty- days after); John Suilinan, servant to three perfons, though the four furvi. Mr. Williams, dend. Hubberly told T vors could only are twenty-two names: L. he was left by Warmington at a river Robert Price, captain's servant, then in finit uninhabited country; Williams not much abore thirteen years of age; Hubberly, fervant to Mr. Shaw', gone Barney Larey, landsman, both now in to Copenhagen.---Discharged soldiers : England; W'nı. Thompson, midship- Win. Ellis, servant to Col. Janies, lest man, dead (Feancon told T L.); Tho- at same river as Mr. Shaw; Edward sias Fage, carpenter, dead and buried. Croaler, left at third river to eastward TL. W. and L. P. Henry Lillburne, of Great Visch river (which is a large fhip’s steward, left behind after paling river at high-water); James Stockdale, Great Visch river; Maiter Iaw, child kit at fune river as Mr. Shaw.-Seaof fie or fx years old, died 4th Nor. men: John Hynes, gone to CopenhaJames Thomson, quarter- matier, lett gen: Will. Fruel, Charles Berry, James about eight or ten days after entering Simpion, left in sandy country before second inhabited country; Thomas they came to Sondag's river; R. FitzSimmonds, ditto, dead (Schultz told gerald, dead; Jacob Angel, left at
Robert Auld, cooper, dead and laine river with Mr. Shawv; loha Plain, buried in the sandy country; George dead (TL. found him dead in a hut); Reed, armourer, went back from Son- John Howes, left at fame river with dag's river to look for Mr. Lillburne, Mr. Shaw (lubberly told T L. he was &c. George Creighton, caulker's mate, second who died about three days after left at Great Vitch river; Wm. Couch, Shaw); John Brown, left at a river. captain's fteward, dead and buried at Master Law was first carried by WilSondag's river, P. W. and L. Lau.
Lai. liam Thompfon, midihipman, and then Jonciqua, boatswain's yeoman, dead by each of the party in company by (at river Nye (or ‘K-ly Feancon told turns; and when they were tired out, TL.)-Seamen: Francisco de Larso, Mr. Lillburne faid, he would save the gone to Copenhagen in the Laurwig; boy's lite, or lose his own. Jeremiah Evans, left at Cape; Lau. The first party continued on the sea M.Ewen, left in first uninhabited coun- coast, the natives still about them, but try near the inhabited country. l. dropping off by degrees. They reEdw. Monck, left about four days af- garded nothing but metal. One of
the * The four firsitors who reached England were not very certain of the days of the month, aíces they left the
† In the cnumcaution Niey make only twenty.
the Caffrees took a watch and broke river, where he joined several of the it with a stone, to pick the pieces out company. Hence he went back seren with his lance. Thefe he luck into days by himself, and met James Sims *, his hair. They were then on the John Brown, and Edward Croaker. banks of the river Nye, or Kly. John Blain was lying dead in a hut.
They then met a middle-aged black He proposed that they should return to Portuguese, in a house by a falt water the natives. Brown was not able to river near the sea. He had two Caf- stir, but he and the other two went free women with him. Ilis houseftood back till they came to the river where single, but there was a Catfree village of he had met the carpenter; then his five huts near it. The Portuguese had, companions would not proceed. He no cows, but he gave them three filh, fwam across at low water; and on next which he cooked for them; as he did morning saw two of the natives on the the Thell fish which they had picked fea fide; they seemed travelling. They up, and fome white roots like pota- looked at him, and made signs for hiin toes. This was about three days after to join them; but the road which they they had entered the second inhabited took led from the Cape of Good Hope. country.
On the fame afternoon he saw three The other party went inland, and girls on the more, they took him home were three days out of sight of the fea, about a mile and an half from the and tour without meeting any inaab:- coat, v here there were about fix huts tants, though they were near fome old together; the men were broiling meat; huts, and feeing several wild bealls, they all came round hin; he made elephants, tygers, &c. When they figns for fomething to cat; they gare were distressed for provifions, they re- him a little milk, but took some mufturned to the coast. Here they fed on cles which he had picked up from hin, shell fih, and on a dead whale, of and then drove hiin awar with liones. which they faw three or four. They lie went to ano-her krawl, or village, could not eat of the first or second, for ahout a quarter of a mile dikiant, and want of a knife. They afterwards, they gave him fome milk. Here he though with difficulty, cut it with a ftayed all night under the trees, and spike nail, till Warmington found a next morning went to another krawl. knife in a boat upset on the shore. Aiter which he returned to the former,
In about three weeks or a moth af- where he founi Francisco Feancon and ter they had parted with the captain S. l'aro, who had walked through the and the ladies, they came into a fandy country, and not along the coaft. Ai country. They were now segurated ter a sort itay here, he went to anointo small parties.
ther krawl, and stayed with the CofThe party in which Thomas Leis frees three months. During this time was, conlled of about e'even persons; he tock care of their cal: es, and gaHubberly told him Mr. Shaw was the thered their wood. first who died, and in about thiree days When Levis had been about tre after, Icin Ilowes followed. Lewis wecks with the Caftrees, William Hudprocceded alone, and came up with berly, Mr. Shaw's servant, came to the the carpenter and others, near a dep fune place. He told him all his connarrow river. At the end of forty-nine panions were dead: that Mr. Williams days after they had left the thip, Inad been driven into a river, and killed cording to the carpenter's account, by the natives, who threw itones at Capt. Talbot's fervant llac, who had him; and that Mr. Taylor could not been his coxfwain, and Patrick Burneat, and died in two days. Itopped at the river; he fuam lack About fitteen or eighteen days after and told them to make a catrama an, Hubberly came', Feancon and Paro lefe and he would swim it over, which he the huts: after a month's abfence Feandid, and brought them across. con returned, and told him that Paro, Lewis afterwards came to another Thompson the midihinnan, Parker, and
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Burne were dead. Feancon and Paro but he began to cry, and William had come within three days journey of Couch, who was his comrade, as they had the Dutch farms, when they returned. helped each other fince the wreck, and 'They lived nine days in the desert the others also fell a-crying, wherewithout water, after which laro died. upon the natives let him go: this was
'The Hottentots who were sent from in the second inhabited country after the Dutch Farms Swartkops, brought leaving the Portuguese. He thinks them through the country, cn the 15th these were the last Caffrees they saw. of January, 1783. This was ten “ After coming into the sandy cenin eleven days after they left the krawl. 'try they faw no natives; the fardy At Sondug's River, he met the waggons country is sand hills, fo loose that they going towards the wreck, with Jere- could not go over them, and could miah Evans and Francisco De Larso. only travel at low water, where the sea They wanted Lewis to return with ebbed and made it hard. They found chem, but he declined it, as he had rocks scattered on the shore in many suffered so much already. He stayed places, and one rocky part to the sea, at Kat Skypper's house at Swartkops which they could only pass at low watwo months.
ter; but luckily they came to it at Those who had travelled along the low-water. coast were not far of, and Price, the “ At this rocky place they saw fome boy, lived with a Daniel Konig, a pieces of wood with rails' in it, and Hanoverian, in the neighbourhood. afterwards a Dutch boat
The Dutch, who are settled near the shore. Warmington, who followed, Cape, are great enemies to the Caffices, found a knife in this boat; and they as they carry off their cattle, and are faw on the shore an old rotten mait; continually committing depredations. and not long after they pafled Great
'The Governor of the Cape, when he Visch river, they saw a small old topwas informed of the wreck, sent out a gallant malt in a freh water creek. party to search for the stragglers, and “ He learned the name of that river, King or Konig, for his name is spelled and of the others afterwards, from De differently, went himself, and carried Larso who returned with the Dutch presents for the Caffrees.
party. One of the parties, when they arrived " A little before they came to Great at the fardy corniry consified' only of Vijch river, which was in fight from a eight. They travelled three weeks, riling ground, they palled a little gul. in which time their company was re- ley, where they were called to by duced to four, Warmington, Fruel, Paddy Burne; Mr. Lillburne, Thomas Fitzgerald, and Hynes. They came Lewis, and Squires were there; the to a falt river, which was so deep, that carpenter then died and was buried at they could not wade. They had over- that place. taken Lillburne, Master Law, Auld, « Grcat l'ijih river is very broad at and Evans, and were joined there by high water, like a fea, but narrow at feren others, anong whom was Price, lok. It has flat fands at the mouth, who was one of the four who reached and some black rocks on this side, England.
3De Larso was almost drowned by the The following is the account which ccùy tide in swimming across. "The this boy gave of the misfortunes which others passed in cattamarans, made of attended his party.
There have been rotten wood and itumps of trees few alterations made in the language, brought down by the rivers and thrown and those principally, in order to pre- up, which they tied with their handferve the connection:
kerchiefs and roots that grow on the “ Some of the natives whom they sand, twisted together; they waded, met on the sea-side put a lance and and guided the cattamarans round the knobby stick into his hand, by way fand banks, till they came to the narof making friends, and took him by row deep part: he, Larey, and the ar. the arm, wanting him to go with them, moures were left behind the first day, their cattamaran having gone across the and shook hands, and swore they would river without them. Couch, Schultz, never separate again till they got into and Sinmonds passed over at that time.
a Christian country; Thev. spent the night, and passed Great “. At this bay they were overtaken tijih riier next morning. Mr. Lill- by John Hynes and Jeremiah Evans, burne ita: ed to sleep there that night, who told them Warmington was left intending t« go back to a whale: with behind almost dead, Larey went back him remained Malter Law, Warming- and brought him. ton, Frucl, Fitzgerald, Hynes, and “ By this time they had found fand Evans, who crossed the riverafterwards, creepers, which are kind of cockles, and the following who did not cross that hide under the sand. so that they the river: P. Burne, G. Creighton, J. had plenty of victuals when they were Squires, and Ifaac, Capt. Talbot's joined by these two of their companions. coxfwain, together with one of the " The armourer went back with Lafcars who is arrived at the Cape; Evans to look for Mr. Lillburne, Fitztie Lascar said it was a great way to gerald, and others, but never returnthe Cape, and that he would go back ed; losing his own life to fare his comto look for the natives.
rades. Evans returned back the failio " Those who had gone over the night. Grç: l'ijcb river found a porpus left “ After leaving Sondag's river, they amongst the rocks; Francisco De Lar- came to a creek called Kuga, and then fo caught hoki of his tail and it splash- to Swartkop's river, of which the waed him all oer, but he at last stuck it ter is falt; and from the top of the with a little knife, which he brought hills could see the ifiands 'in the bay with him to Londross, and gave to Mrs. of Sondag's river. Logie's mid.
" When Price was alone on a fand" They continued on, after having hill, gathering Hottentot figs, as De ftopped at the freih-water creek where Larso had laid down to Necp under a the top-gallant-malt was seen, till they bush near him, he saw a man at a dicame io a pond where was fresh water, stance, whom at first he took for one and there itopped: they went up a steep of his companions. He faw, however, sandy hill, and ttayed in a fine jungle a gun on his shoulder. He immedi'a-top of the hill, where they inade a ately ran with as much celerity as poffire.
sible. His legs were too much swelledi “ When he and his two companions for him to move very quickly. Whe! crofied Great Vijch river they followed he reached him his joy overpowered the others by their track, and called him, and he feii down at his feet. He out wlieve they saw the tracks Atriking then roused De Larso, who, as he up from the shore, when William Couch fpoke Portuguete, entered into conanswered: it was then dark, and they versation with this stranger. joined a top of the hill.
“ Their companions were below by Alier coming up with them they a whale at the fea-lide, as they intendwere five or lix days before they palled ed to itop three days here. When Batimen's river, and afterwards came they were called, this man, whose to a great lay in the facdy country, name was John Potose, carried them with thice islands, which were finall, to the houfe of Christian Feroos, with white, and round, the fartheit about whom he seemed to be a partner. four or pire iniles from shore. There " They all remained there three is not much surf in this bay: Sondaz's days, and three days inore at another river falls into it.
house in the neighbourhood which “ Onltive of their party remained belonged to Daniel Konig. Then five Ingether when they came to this bay: were sent to Landrys van Swellendam; De Larto, Larey, William Couch, the he, Robert Price, remaining at the arinourer, and Robert Price.
second house near Swarikop's river. “ Ilere Williain Courch died: they Froin Landross van Swellendam, buried him, and said prayers over him; Warmington and Larey were tent to LOND, Mac, Nov. 1783.