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Notwithstanding these people live at a greater distance from the seathan the Warrows, &c. yet they have canoes, sometimes fourscore feet inlength, in which they paddle down the rivers. The Arrowouka Indiansparticularly are great herbalists, and for all external accidents haverecourse to simples, with which the woods of all Terra Firmaabound.——But to proceed:
On the 25th I was seized with a fever, and blooded in the foot, inwhich the orifice being struck too deep, for struck it was as theybleed the horses, I again became lame; during which time ColonelSeyburg arrived from the Java Creek to recover, he being at last alsotaken very ill.In the mean time Colonel Fourgeoud, while he was just ready to renewhis operations, having already sent a small detachment to the JewSavannah for intelligence, received letters from the Hague, withexpress orders to abandon the expedition immediately, and with his fewremaining troops to sail for Holland without delay.In consequence of these commands on the 27th, the transport ships wereput in commission, and all the officers and privates received theirclearance, which made them very happy; and indeed all at Paramaribowere alive with joy, except some of the inhabitants and myself.On the 14th of February, ill as I was with a bad foot, a sore arm, theprickly heat, and all my teeth loose with the scurvy, I found means toscramble out on crutches, with a thousand florins in my pocket, whichhaving divided between Fourgeoud and Mrs. Godefroy for the redemptionof the black boy Quaco, and my mulatto, I returned home without ashilling in my purse; yet for this small sum of 500 florins, soinadequate to 1800 which I owed that lady, she was induced generouslyto renew her persuasions of carrying Joanna and the boy with me toHolland. This, however, Joanna as nobly as firmly refused, declaring,“that, independant of all other considerations, she could never thinkof sacrificing one benefactor to the interest of another; and that herown happiness or even mine, which was dearer to her than life, shouldnever have any weight, till the debt of her liberty was paid by me, orby her own industry, to the utmost fraction, and which she did notdespair to see one day compleated.” She added, “our separation shouldonly be for a time, and that the greatest proof I could ever shew herof my real esteem, was now to undergo this little trial of fortune likea man, without so much as heaving a sigh in her presence;” which lastshe spoke with a smile, next embraced her infant, then turned suddenlyround, and wept most bitterly.—At this moment I was called to Mr. de laMare’s, who was just dead, where my melancholy having surpassed alldescription, I at last determined to weather one or two painful yearsin her absence; and in the afternoon went to dissipate my mind at a Mr.

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Term
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Professor
Peter S F Luk
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