The Land of Midian, by Richard F. Burton

Appendix II.

Expenses of the Expedition to Midian, commanded by Captain R. F. Burton, H.B.M. Consul, Trieste.

Cairo, November 1, 1877.

£ s. d.
Sum received from Egyptian Finance 1977 12 0
Amounts Paid out by Order of Captain Burton. £ s. d.
Hotel bills for five persons (thirty-six days) 149 6 9
Advanced to members of Expedition up to date (May 3rd)245 74 12 3
Cost of provisions for journey to Midian, fourteen persons 314 8 9
Cost of tools, chemicals, instruments, canteen, etc. 185 19 0
Medicine chest from Dr. Lowe 10 10 0

Journey to Suez from Cairo, December 6th, 1878:—

Hotel bill for eleven persons (three days) 33 3 6
Tobacco for presents to Bedawin 6 8 0
Sundries 13 10 6
Telegrams and post service 3 9 0

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£791 7 9

El–Muwaylah, December 16th, to return, February 13th:—

Journey to north246 316 14 3
Post service 14 8 0
Cost of sheep247 32 14 0
Sundries248 20 7 7
Five foot-soldiers’ salaries 7 4 0
Eastern journey to the Hismá249 187 6 6
Post service 3 8 0
Cost of sheep250 11 19 0
Sundries 5 11 0
Sambúk from Suez, as per contract 9 4 0
Soldiers from fort 3 0 0
Special payments:—
Journey to Shárr251 44 11 6
Cost of sheep252 3 4 0
Thirty pairs of boots for soldiers253 6 0 0
Sundries 1 0 0
Journey to south254 92 13 0
Cost of sheep255 15 16 0
Post service 2 0 0
Sundries256 18 3 6
Sayyid ‘Abd el-Rahím Effendi 16 0 0
Bukhayt 1 12 0
Husayn 1 12 0
Shaykh Furayj 4 0 0
Shaykh Furayj salary for twenty-five days 5 0 0
Expenses at Suez, unloading, etc., and hotel bills for ten persons 39 17 0
Post and telegrams 1 16 0
Suez to Cairo 1 12 6

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£1658 1 7

Expenses at Cairo up to date May 5, 1878:—

Salaries of persons engaged from Cairo and Muwaylah:—
Unloading, cartage, and preparing for Exhibition 24 5 5
Anton Dimitri, Giorgi, and Petro257 93 17 6
Magazine-man at El–Muwaylah258 6 8 0
Sais from Suez, engaged through governor259 9 0 0
Mr. Clarke’s salary260 180 0 0

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£1971 12 6
In hand for small expenses not yet sent in for payment 5 19 6

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£1977 12 0

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Sent in May 6, 1878.

(Signed) CHAS. CLARKE.
(Countersigned) RICHARD F. BURTON.

Commanding Expedition.

245 M. Marie, £35 12s.; Haji Wali, £23; M. Philipin, £12 4s.; M. Lacaze, £3 16s.

246 Starting with a hundred camels and three Shaykhs.

247 For all hands.

248 Includes “bakhshísh.”

249 Sixty-one camels, four Shaykhs.

250 For all hands.

251 Fifty camels, three Shaykhs.

252 For all hands.

253 Got from Mukhbir.

254 Fifty-eight camels, three Shaykhs.

255 For all hands.

256 Includes “bakhshísh.”

257 Six months’ pay.

258 Four months.

259 Four months and a half.

260 Employed on special service.

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