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London Chronicle (Newspaper) - October 21, 1786, London, Middlesex From October to October 24, 1786. A God Authentic Memoirs a French Officer from from our p. 386.] 0,^g^g^.\^i^vm to the number a large we returned thanks God for having from t* im robbed of every we of Alas i poor Bardon How wretched did the of unfortunate youth when floating on the No fooner had we than ive ran towards the to if to But a cruel a in his us battening to the concluding that had a to return again to the beat us unmercifully with the flat part of the This treatment plunged us into the Of we could not even point at our dead but our blows were Perceiving no traces of humanity in the conduct of we believed we were only kept alive to at fome future a death more rigorous than the one we had A ring was formed and fome armed with others with commanded rii to march beating who lagged length we were ordered to that they might make an equal of Not at all agreeing about tVe they were killing each they fettled it at and led away the half of us near to the bank of the Here again they about and fell ob us in each one of a Separated from my half dead through and by every thing that unrounded I ran without knowing whither my Heps led me. Some of the natives and foon were enabled to come up with me. greedily of tore me without from their Unable to fuch rough I fell to the | Near this place the women had lighted a the heat of which revived me feeing nought but the appearance of an inevitable I was made fallible only of my exigence by the 10 Of About the a troop of wretches approached I thought now my execution 1 was at I law not a lingle they in my lince butchered by the hands of barbarous My God with what joy did they and their women dance and fing round Here did I without a rag to cover my by a one more horrid than I to learn them what lot they had d for me. at my which they could not be the effect of their they endeavoured to add courage to my drooping One procured me a covering for my ran to the me back a dipped in fait I managed to a part. The I cn knowing my life was was the comfort that kept me in people are fo and that they were in amazement at my ignorance of their They had not an idea of explaining by fome intelligent but they figured to that I ought to equally as well as they did one The fun made its appearance cm the when I wreathing my body with the mod poignant A with to know what fort of place environed made nie endeavour to when at this happy I my companions at different around me. We no met and each than the tear to from our we wept every one of fervently implored protection from the could not even but a mutual groan of pain and But what rendered our condition yet more was the reflection of being caft on a fo far removed from any with European which made us fear our captivity would laft out the of our natural We could not enjoy the mail ordinary allowed the referable we could not reft quiet with the of our calamities having arrived at their fate more deplorable In the morning our different matters and gave as a in fait The of my hunger made me it as the luxury I had ever afterwards 1 lay down upon the to the open On the morrow we all met at where we were fent to hard Scarce had I to keep my legs under I to make my mafter by that I was not able to perform the he had me. Deaf to my he beat and forced me to execute his the of his came up to my and helped me to draw away to the places where we ordinarily 1 My labours for a the tide was coming in. I this time to have got fome but my mafter gave me His language I could not he was at length compelled to make by a rope which he gave bound round a By 1 comprehended his and I retired to a wood to bring home was inadequate to the lie gave and I had nought my to ferve me as tools for all Tne and piercing pains my feet owing to flicking into their may better be underflood than it to I had no or or any kind of except a thin Hurt in which they had clothed After two hours hard I completed a bundle 5 but how to bring it I was a After many to drag it after I was obliged take it on my to the no of my back for on my I found bloody and very the thorns and briers being buried in my Nor had I procured fent me back again to the having given me a of the fort of fuel they generally i made a that I was exceedingly hungry but they gave we that one of them was gone to and that about they would give me fome at being forced fo mount tip the hill I had fo lately two women came and but only added to my as they made me work with as much as This lad command was too much for I felt down times under the weight of the load they had placed on me. In the evening I faw the woman coming of whom they had in the no I to give me fome kind of fori 1. I have She laughed at mjj to to inform -T In at ten at my mafter called me. He had brought me fome milk in a fort or ikin of an After pouring fome into a wooden he heated it by putting hot flints into and it me to What would have been vinegar to was as delicious as nectar to my was empty in an and if I had caufe to I not have grumbled at the the of my On the before I went to I my whom I found in a of and to do nothing without me. After taking my I felt fome one lay hand upon my it was a who force ine into his Knowing pretty well the of my and the troubles I get into if I long from a He at my and gave me two blows with his laid me on my and gave him an opportunity of dragging me into his hnt before J could recover Here he threatened to kill if I from the place where I now in the mean while he went to reap fome advantage from the materials on from the within that I was not his and fearing greater misfortunes if I in bis I took advantage of his and fet out to find my old - Scarce had I got an hundred but the plunderer and made me yield under the of his Many who were of this ran with to inform my mafter of it. He lefs the lofs of than inflamed by the he had received from the Armed with his carving and other he demanded of my an ex- of Too feeble to attack him there were fix more well armed to my mafter returned home to get fome friends to his The force was now equal on both and both parties were determined to their my mafter was refolded to fooner than leave me in the hands of his and my too much to give me putting the matter to a the was in my old marched off with me from the When the conflict was the relations and clan of my who wece
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