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over, they began to be a little more reconciled, but expressed their expectations, that although they were prisoners of war, their 4000 dollars would be returned: they were told in answer, that the Port au Prince being a private ship of war, and the men consequently having no wages but what consisted in the booty they might obtain, the money must undoubtedly be retained. Don Felix, who was one of them, and who well deserved his name, did not make himself at all unhappy on the occasion, but ate, drank, and cheered up the rest as well as he could. On finding, at dinner, that his companions had lost their stomachs, he very jocosely desired them to stand upon no compliments, but to fall to and eat heartily, the whole being well paid for, and that consequently they were under no obligations to the captain for his entertainment.
The following day, Aug. 2, a letter was sent to the governor of the town, to inform him that the Port au Prince was an enemy; and that, if he did not capitulate, the place would be taken by force. In the mean ti o more Spaniards came on board with ars, ex ing to purchase smuggled met the fate of their six evening four boats, well
were sent on shore to break open and plunder certain warehouses opposite the vessel, and about a mile and a half distant from the town, which was situated on the other side of the bay. They succeeded in bringing off 52 packed hides of tallow, 800 gallons of wine in jars, four pigs of copper, and a number of dried hides. The first six prisoners were now li. berated and sent on shore, though contrary to the inclination of a majority of the ship's company, who wished them to be detained, with a view of getting a ransom: Captain Duck, however, thought they had already paid dearly enough, and went them away accordingly. About the same time a bullock and several goats were procured from the Indians, for which they, not being considered as enemies, were punctually paid.
The next day, the two remaining prisoners were ransomed for 300 dollars; and an answer was brought from the governor, stating his deterniination of defending the town to the last man. As the place was protected by twentytwo guns, and apparently by a considerable umber of
s, it was not deemed advisable empt
it. Three armed boats were,
whore to forage for fresh
and her arrival in Macao ronds---Mr. Mariner's reception by Captain Ross and by Captain Welbank-His arrival in England --Concluding observations,
Page 38 Chr. XVII.-Preliminary observations-Rank in society
-Tooitonga-Veachi ---- Inspired priests ---The king Nobles-Order of succession to rank--Mataboolesa Moons--T0019----Professional classes of society, hereditary and otherwise Table of the order of professions-Succession to property--Old age-Female sex-Wives of chiefs -- Adopted mother.Concubines of chiefg---Arts practised by women-Children.
79 Char. XVIII. ---Iinumeration of the principal notions on
which the religion of Tonga is founded--Tradition count of the island of Bolotoo-Division of the gods into six classes-Names and attributes of the principal original gody-Souls of Chiefs Souls of Matabooles-Other Hotooay or inhabitants of Bolotoo-Hotooa Pow, or mis. chievous gods-The god that supports the earth--Observations upon death---Origin of the habitable earth, or rather of the islands of Tonga Popular tradition respecting the original inhabitants of Tong-Remarks---Another tradition respecting the same subject--Fiji story respecting an island of immortal women-Popular account of the origin of turtles-(ieneral notion of the earth, sky, and heavenly bodies--Notions respecting the human soul and animal life-Ideas concerning the liver -The soul's immortality--Notions of the Fiji people in regard to the soul.
103 CHAP. XIX.-Farther particulars respecting the divine chiefs
Tooitonga and Veachi: respecting the priests--General remarks on the moral notions and habits of the people
The first principles which in theia constitute the foundation of virtue -References to Toobo Neuha, Hala Api A'pi, and others--Farther habits of practical liberality The principle of respect and veneration to the gods, chiefs, parents, and aged persons--Defence of hereditary rights, and love of country--Instances of the principle of honour: instances of the contrary: remarks: conclusions - Their liberal opinions of one another, and of European nations, with references Humanity--(ieneral observations on the virtue of chastity Juvestigation of the proportion of married women-('onduct of the married women-Conduct of the unmarried women: of the inarried men: of the unmarried men-clieneral viow of society, ans far as their notions respecting chastity are concerned
Conclusions upon this subject---Remarks. Page 140 Char. XX.--. Preliminary observations--Cava root: (ere
mnony of preparing the infusion, and order of serving it oui, either as a chief, a priest, or a god may presideThe ceremony of Ina'chi ; of fucculu'hi , of Cava fuccu c'yi; of Tow-tow, of Nargi'a ; of Tootooni'ma , of Boo'loo and its minor cereinonies, viz. Fula, Tuoltoo, Lola, To'gi, Fun, (loor with a quotation from Leviticus ; of Langi, and the very singular mode of shewing respect to the remains of Tovilo'nga-of Tuboo and the ceremonies of mole-mole and fola; of Tow'goo cava , of Lo'tooOmengCharms.
142 Char. XXI.-Introductory observations on the state of the
healing art in these islands.Their surgical knowledge borrowed from the l'iji islands. Medical skill of a Sanda wich islander-The operation of cawao, with a described; regimeh; precautions against tetanus-Two
cases of tetanus eured by the operation of tocolosi-Operation of boca, or castration: a man castrates himselfFractures and luxations-Topical blood-letting--Opening abscesses-Burning and blistering-- Friction--Scarification of the tunica adnata--Gun-shot wounds---Amputation-Circumcision-Ta tutto'w at the Tonga islands; at the Fiji islands-The diseases called cahi and palla--Gonorrhea-Observations respecting the existence of syphilis at these islands-Gonorrhea cured by fright in three individuals -- Tona, a disease similar to the yaws---An eruption on the feet called gno'wood---Foou, or elephantiasisMomoco, or general wasting of the flesh---Feke-feke, a species of irregular intermittent.
Page 2:10 CHAP. XXII.---General observations on the principal arts
and manufactures-Canoe-building-Inlaying with ivory - Preparing graves---Constructing stone vaults-Netmaking--Fishing--House-building ---Striking the tattow -Carving the handles of clubs-Shaving with shellsCooking food-Enumeration of the principal made dishes -Making ropes; bows and arrows; clubs and spears-Manufacture of gnatoo, and mode of printing it-Making mats, baskets, combs, thread, &e.
274 CHAP. XXIII.--General habits of chiefs, matabooles,
mooas, women, and children-Quotation from Cook's Voyages, affording a very correct view of their publie festivals and rejoicings in honour of illustrious visitors, and describing very accurately their boxing and wrestling matches, and sundry dances; the whole including a point of time when Captain Cook and his companions were to have been assassinated by the natives--An account of their different dances and songs - Specimen of their