The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805, by Mungo Park

Table of Contents

PREFACE

ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF MUNGO PARK.

JOURNAL &c.

  1. Departure from Kayee — Arrival at Pisania — Preparations there, and departure into the Interior — Samee — Payment to Mumbo Jumbo — Reach Jindey; process of dying cottons at that place — Departure from Jindey — Cross the Wallia Creek — Kootakunda — Madina — Tabajang — Kingdom of Jamberoo — Visit from the King’s son — Tatticonda — Visit from the son of the former King of Woolli — Reach Madina, the capital of Woolli — Audience of the King; his unfriendly conduct — Presents made to him and his courtiers — Barraconda — Bambakoo — Kanipe; inhospitable conduct of its inhabitants — Kussai — Nitta — trees; restrictions relating to them — Enter the Simbani Woods; precautions thereon, and sacrifice and prayers for success — Banks of the Gambia — Crocodiles and hippopotami — Reach Faraba–Loss of one of the soldiers — Rivers Neaulico and Nerico — Astronomical observations.
  2. Arrival at Jallacotta — Maheena — Tambico — Bady; hostile conduct of the Faranba, or Chief, and its consequences — Reach Jeningalla — Iron-furnaces. — Mansafara — Attacked by wolves — Enter the Tenda Wilderness — Ruins and Plain of Doofroo — Attacked by a swarm of bees — Astronomical Observations — Arrival at Sibikillin — Shea trees — Badoo; presents made to the King — Tambacunda — Ba Deema River — Tabba Gee — Mambari — Julifunda; unfriendly conduct of its Chief; and presents sent to him and the King — Visit from the latter — Reach Eercella — Baniserile — Celebrate His Majesty’s birthday — Mode of fluxing iron — Madina — Falema river — Satadoo — Sickness and death of the Carpenter — Arrival at Shrondo; commencement of the rainy season; and alarming sickness amongst the soldiers — Gold mines; process for procuring the gold — Dindikoo; gold pits — Cultivation — Arrival at Fankia.
  3. Departure from Fankia — Tambaura mountains, and difficulties in ascending the Pass — Toombin — Great embarrassments on the road — Serimanna — Fajemmia — Astronomical observations — Increase of the sick — Nealakalla — Ba Lee River — Boontoonkooran — Dooggikotta — Falifing — Losses on the road — Gimbia; inhospitable treatment — Sullo — Face of the country — Secoba — Kronkromo — Passage of the Ba Fing — Mode of smelting and working gold — Fatal accident in crossing the Ba Fing — Hippopotami — Deaths and losses on the route — Increase of sickness — Reach Viandry — Koeena — Danger from young lions — Koombandi — Great embarrassments on the road — Fonilla — Ba Woolima River; difficulties in crossing it — Isaaco seized by a crocodile — Boolinkoonbo — Distressing situation of the whole of the party — Reach Serrababoo — Saboseera.
  4. Arrival at Keminoom, or Manniakorro, on the Ba lee river. — Visit to the Chief. — Depredations upon the coffle by the inhabitants — Continued attacks from banditti as far as the Ba Woolima river — Difficulties in passing it — temporary bridge made by the natives. — Astronomical observations — Arrival at Mareena; inhospitable conduct of his inhabitants — Bangassi; interview with the King — Continued sickness, and deaths among the soldiers. — Arrival at Nummasoolo — Obliged to leave five of the sick behind — reach Surtaboo — Sobee — Affray between Isaaco and two soldiers — Balanding — Balandoo — More of the soldiers fall behind — Koolihori — Greatly annoyed by wolves.
  5. Departure from Koolihori — Ganifarra — Scarcity of provisions — Distressing situation of the Author from deaths and sickness of the party — Escapes from three lions — Intricate route to Koomikoomi — Dombila — Visit from Karfa Taura — View of the Niger — Reduced state of the party — Bambakoo — Losses from wolves — Bosradoo; embark on the Niger; incidents in the voyage to Marraboo — Isaaco sent to Sego with presents for Mansong — Message from Mansong — Course to Koolikorro — Deena — Yamina — Samee — Return of Isaaco; account of his interview with Mansong — Messengers sent by Mansong, and enquiries respecting the Author’s journey — Quit Samee — Excessive heat — Reach Sansanding — Account of that city and its trade — Death of Mr. Anderson — Preparations for continuing the voyage eastward — Information collected respecting various districts.

ISAACO’S JOURNAL.

  1. ISAACO’S JOURNAL.
  2. AMADI FATOUMA’S JOURNAL.
  3. ISAACO’S JOURNAL IN CONTINUATION.
  4. Further Intelligence from Isaaco.

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