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Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment

Rudolf Steiner


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Hermenie Templeton Kavanagh


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H. P. Blavatsky


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Christopher Morely


An authentic narrative of the loss of the American brig Commerce

by James Riley

Excerpt:

> OF THE LOSS OF THE

AMERICAN BRIG COMMERCE,

WRECKED ON THE WESTERN COAST OF^AFRICA, IN THE MONTH ^..
OF AUGUST, 1815,

WITH
AN ACCOUNT OF THE SUFFERINGS

OF THE 1

SURVIVING OFFICERS AND CREW,

WHO WERE ENSLAVED BY THE WANDERING ARABS, ON THE

AFRICAN DESART, OR ZAHAHRAH;

AND
OBSERVATIONS HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, &c.,

MADE DURING THE TRAVELS OF THE AUTHOR, WHILE A SLAVE TO THE
ARABS, AND IN THE EMPIRE OF MOROCCO.

BY JAMES RILEY, ,^ nv) - K->1.

HER LATE MASTER AND SUPERCARGO,

Jl Member of the New-York Historical Society, and a late Member of (Ac
Legislature of the State of Ohio.

Preceded by a brief sketch of the Author's life; and containing a description of the famous city
'Tombtutoo, and of another larger city, far south of it, on the same river, called Waasanah,
narrated to the Author at Mogadore, by Sidi £famctt the Arabian merchant

ILLUSTRATED AND EMBELLISHED WITH

TEN COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS;

Revised, and Ms life continued, ty the Author, in January, 1828.

HARTFOKD, CV.

PUBLISHED BY ANDJIUS AMU JL'DD.

1833.

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PUBLIC LEIURY

169815A

AND

Sou/Aern DUlriet of New-York, it.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the nineteenth day of January, A. D. 192S, In the filly-second year of the Independence of the United States of America. James fUley, of the said District, hath deposited in this office ihe title of a book, the right whereof he claims* as aaihor and proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

" An Authentic Narrative of the loss of the American Brig Commerce, wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815, with an account of the sufferings of the surviving officers ;md crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs, on the African Desart, or Zahahrah; and observations Historical, Geographical, &c. made during the travels of the Author, while a slave to the Arabs, and in the empire of Morocco. By Jame* Riley, her lute master and supercargo, u member of the New-York Historical Society, and a lute member of the Legislature of the stale of Ohio ; preceded by a brief sketch of the Author'* Hie, und containing a description of the famous city ofTombuctoo, and of another larger city, far snmh of it, on the same river, called Wassanah, narrated to the Author at Moyadore, by Sidi Hamet, the Arabian merchant. Illustrated and embellished with ten copperplate engravings ; revised, and his life continued, by the Author, in January, 1S28."

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned:1' and also to an Act, entitled, " an Act, supplementary to nn Act, entitled, an Act tor the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof lo the aria of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.11

FRED. J. BETTS,

Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

TO THE READER.

The following Narrative of my misfortunes and sufferings, and my consequent travels and observations in Africa, is submitted to tha perusal of a candid and an enlightened public, with much diffidence, particularly as I write without having had the advantages that may ba derived from an academic education, and being quite unskilled in the art of composing for the press. My aim has been merely to record, in plain and unvarnished language, scenes in which I was a principal actor, of real and heart-appalling distresses. The very deep and indelible impression made on my mind by the extraordinary circumstances attending my late shipwreck, and the miserable captivity of myself and my surviving shipmates, and believing that a knowledge of many of these incidents might prove useful and interesting to the world, as well as peculiarly instructive to my seafaring brethren; together with the strong and repeated solicitations of many of my valuable friends, among whom was the honourable James Monroe, Secretary of State, and several distinguished members of Congress, have induced me to write and to publish the work.


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