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ACCOUNT of the DELIVERANCE of THREE PERSONS, MESSRS. CARTER, HASKETT, and SHAW, from the SAVAGES of TATE'S ISLAND, and their SUBSEQUENT DISTRESSES.
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[Continued from Page 314.] ON the morning of the 9th Mr. Carter against another Mr. Haskett was knocked
was so much reduced as to be under out of the boat, which required all the the neceility of drinking his own urine, exertions of Mr. Shaw to get him in which eximple was followed by the other again, and which he could have accom. two, and notwithstanding its being dil plished by no other mode than that of agreeable, they found great relief from putting an oar under his arm, and liftjl. About nine at night Mr. Shaw and ing him up as by a lever. Mr. Harkett found themtelves so weak On the i1th they felt themselves much and overcome by fleep, that not being relieved by getting clear of the shoals longer able to stand to the steer oar, they and launching once more into the ocean; Jathed the oar, and found the boat went on which occafion, as often before, they along very steadily. After joining in a addrefied themselves to that Power to prayer of thanksgiving to the Almighty, which they trufted for deliverance. Mr. to whole protection they committed Carter's wound was again walhed, themselves, they lay down and had a re and four pieces more taken from the · freshing lieep; occafionally, however, skull, when they clearly discovered, that they cứuld not refrain from starting up from the blow being given flantways to look out for land or danger.
down the back of the head, it had been They resumed their labours at the given by a hatchet, which they had no oar on the morning of the 10th, which doubt was the one which had been ftolen were rather increased by its blowing from the thip. They still however assured fresh and by a heavy, swell, which him of its looking well and being about obliged them to reef the fail. It was to heal. with the greatest difficulty Mr. Carter's They were now in greater diftress than wound could be dressed. Mr. Shaw's ever for water: even the last miferable wound in the throat was by this time resource they 'had confiderably failing nearly clofed up.
them. This threw Such a damp on They stood on this day without any their spirits that they grew disconfolate, thing material occurring ; Mr. Shaw and were making up their minds to meet still using all his powers to cheer them death with becoming fortitude, having with the assurances of leuing land in a given up every hope of surviving another day or two, although at the same time day, when Mr. Halkett eagerly exclaimed he had hardly strength to haul the sheet “ he saw land." aft, while Mr. Haskett lashed the oar. Mr. Shaw likewise perceiving it, they
At ten P. M. they fourd very thoal were in an inttant revived. Once more water, with breakers all round, on which putting their hopes in Providence, they Mr. Hackett took the car, while Mr. itocd in for the southern extremity of the Shaw kept a look out for a channel; in land, which they made no doubt was which manner they ran on for the dif- Timor, and soon got in a few miles to tance of three or four miles in not more the leeward of the extreme, where they than three or four feet water ; the sea discovered a bay, at the head of which frequently breaking over them, which rendered Mr. Carter's lituation truly de They shortly after perceived the naplorable, as, from extreme weaknels, he tives on shore. Recent circumftances, could not stir from the bottom of the 'however, made them feartul of landing ; boat, which was so full of water that it but Mr. Shaw obierved, that they might was with the greateit difficulty he could as fately trust to the chance of being keep his head above it.
well received on fhore as perish at fra, To add to their distress, no sooner which they mult inevitably have done in had they got clear of one thoal, than another day. from the violence of the oar beating Having resolved, therefore, they ran
were cocoa-nut trees.
into the bay, when it was proposed that The prow continued chasing them along Mr. Haskett should reinain in the boat, the shore, between a reef and the beach, while Mr. Carter and Mr. Shaw went in which extends the whole length of the search of water. But on Mr. Carter's illand. Finding the prow ftill in chace being helped out of the boat it was they stood over the reef, which is a confound he could not stand; he was
tinued chain of breakers, and the prow therefore helped in again, and Mr. Haf not thinking it proper to follow them, kett with Mr. Shaw advanced towards they escaped and coated it down the the natives, Mr. Shaw having a water island. Night approaching, and finding keg and Mr. Halkett a musquet, when themfelves much fatigued, they hauled they were overjoyed by hearing the na
the theet aft, and ladied the car as betives call out, Blizb! Bligb! recollecting fore, and found the boat went along that Captain Bligo was very humanely shore very steadily. They then lay down treated at Timor; and they had now no to leep, and on waking in the morning doubt left but they had the good for- were refreshed with the smell of fpices, tune to touch at the same place. They which was conveyed by the land wind, made motions to the natives for cocoa and which fo revived 'Mr. Carter that nuts, who gave them to understand that he several times exclaimed, “ Keep up they did not belong to them; one of your hearts my boys, we fhall dine with them however gave Mr. Shaw a baked the Governor of Cupang to-day;”. Their yam, which he found it impossible to hopes were however frustrated by the eat on account of his throat being so numerous difficulties they had yet to exceedingly parched. Having made ligns encounter, owing to the innumerable for water, the natives led them to a fhoals and points. The water they had spring where they quenched their thirst; drank tended likewise to increase their when, having filled the keg, they ran to appetites. They were forced at night, Mr. Carter, who was calling out for notwithstanding, to pursue the fame water, after which they devoured the method they had formerly adopted in yam with the greatest eagerness, the na
order to obtain sufficient rest to enable tives looking at them the whole of the them to go through the fatigues of the time in astonishment.
ensuing day. After their slender repast they men On the morning of the 13th, Mr. tioned the word Timor to the natives, Shaw took the steer oar ; but the wind who repeated it very distinctly, and being fresh, and the boat going with pointed towards the point to the south- great velocity through the water, he ward, and then to a prow on the beach, was, from weakness, unable to stand the intimating that they would conduct force of the oar and fell overboard ; them there ; in coniequence of which luckily, however, he held by the çunnel Mr. Shaw gave them two musquets and until Mr. Harkett came to his affiliance, a number of knives and scillars which re. when with great exertions he was got mained in the boat.
into the boat again. The natives made signs to farther Shortly after this they saw a point up the bar, which they acquiefced in ; a-head, which they found it impoflible to but finding they wished to lead them up weather while the wind remained the a very narrow inlet, Mr. Shaw refused same way. They, therefore, once more to go in with the boat, repreienting that determined to land, and accordingly ran it would be highly imprudent, and, as into a small bay ; when the natives they wished to get to Cupang as soon as came running towards them, beckoning possible, thought it adviseable to make them to come alhore, and calling out, the best of their way there.
Bligh! Bligb! They immediately ran This being agreed to, the boat was the boat on fhore, and Mr. Harkett pushed off, and two oars got out in order being helped out of the boat by the to row round the point, expecting, after natives, they fat him down on the that, to have a fair wind to Cupang: beach, and went immediately to the affitt. Finding, however, a prow in chace of ance of his companions. them, they lay on their oars, hoisted had brouglit them on fore, they pretheir fail, and put away before the wind, fented them with a couple of cocoa nuts, in order to eicape from flavery, which yams, and Indian corn, which they rethey made no doubt of experiencing if ceived with un eigned gratitude. iaken by the prow in chace of them. The natives gazed on these three fa
mished sufferers in filent astonishment : when they again met together, the na. nor is it to be wondered at ; tor their tives pre.ented them with Indian corn, cheeks were thrivelled, their eyes iunk yam, and toddy; which when they had almost into their heads, their beards taken they made enquiry into the rare long, and their whole frames totaliy of the land, and tound that it w35 emaciated.
called Saret, and was separate from the The natives, far from difurbing them, Timor Land, which was the first place made signs tor them to er and drink, they refrethed at. They were alto ina vliich they did with the great it eager
formed that there was another small nes. Mr. Carter then begged to have illand to the northward called Farderie his wound dreiled, which was done with by them, but which is in our charts freth water. Mr. Siaw having unbound called leinaber. They also ur.derita his weurd found it nearly healed. that a prowcame yearly to trade to Terak
The natives apstaiing to expreis fome bor, and that the would arrive in seven carillity as to the manner in which ihoc or eight months. wounds were received, Mir. Shaw ex This information greatly relieved plained it in the beit manner he could, them, and they were loon convinced that at which they marle signs of being much the natives were of a humane and hol. thocked, wiich did not however íully pitable nature. satisiy the three Gentlemen of their The firit and second week elapítu pacific intentions, but as they beckered without any material occurrence, except to proceed on towards their huts, they that of a pair of sciliars being stoler. by complicd, which gave the natives, appa one of the children. As they were very rently, great latisraction.
ferviceable in cutting the hair round Vir. hey then attempted to get up and Carter's wound, the Chief was infurret walk, but tound they could not accom .cf the circumstance, and he imandi. pbi ih it without support, which the ately called a council, confitting of the natives very kindly afforded them, and elders of the community; when after ? led them to their town, which is situated hour's debate they withdrew, and on the at the top of a steep hill, accesible orly day following the icitfars were found. by two perpendicular ladders, up which On the 25th of July Mr. Carter's they were liited by their guides. When wound was entirely healed, after having they arrived they were taken to the had thirteen pieces of the fractured buil Chief's house, where were alleinbled an taken cut. immente corcourle, who came to view They remained in perfect health uni the ttrangers. Here they were again the 24th of November, when Mr. Carprelented with corn, yains, and toddy ter caught a fever, and died on the roth to drink ; after which the Chiets prelied of December 1793, much regretted by ther to take rest. Mr. Carter and Mr. his friends Shaw and Haiketr, as well as Shaw accordingly laid themtelves down by the ratives of Timor Lart. there, but Mr. Hackett was removed to The two íurvivors waited in anxious another houe, there not being suficient expulation for the arrival of the annual room ior all.
trading prow from Banla, and the arThey were a little alarmed at seeing rived, to their great joy, on the ruth of txoren watching at the door; notwithit:ading that the Chief placed him They failed from Ternahor on the Dlf between them and the men, and had roth of April, and on the ilt of May a fpear by his tide. Mr. Shaw got up arrived at Bandı, where they were rein the right and went out of the door, ceived with the utmost hospitality by the in order to try if they would prevent Governor, who supplied them with every him going farther, but was agreeably thing neceflary for men in their fitu.i. furprited to find they waited only leit tion, and prccured them a pulizge ca any thing m uld be wanted by the tran- board an Indiaman bound to back, gers.
where they arrived on the 10th of OcioOn the morning of the 14th of July,. ber 1794.
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FOR JUNE 1797. .
Quid fit pulcbrum, quid turpe, quid utile, quid non.
Private Memoirs relative to the Last Year of the Reign of Louis XVI. late King
of France. By Ant. Fr. Bertrand de Moleville, Minister of State at that Time. Translated from the Original Manuscript of the Author, which has never been published. With Five Portraits from Original Pictures of the Royal Family of
France. THOUGH this very affecting fubje£t to me since, that those facts would derive
nas been treated by a great variety a greater odegree of authenticity from of writers, the Volumes before us furnish their being fubmitted to the contradiction new sources of emotion as well as of in- of all cotemporaries who think themfelves Atruction. The Author enjoyed un interested in refuting them; that the common opportunities of becoming ac truth of the Memoirs may be brought to quainted with many transactions and the test of that cross-examination, I have circumstances unknown to the world; been prevailed upon not to defer their he poflefled judgment to observe, and fen- publication any longer. libility to feel, whatever was important “ The honour of the French Nation and interesting in the icenes that passed loudly demands, that all the manauvres, under his eye; and he appears to possess intrigues, and conípiracies that brought a very uncommon Mare of candour and a on the prefent Revolution should be laid regard to truth: for, while he displays open; that all the facis should be known; the virtues and injuries done to the that the real criminals should be branded amiable and unfortunate King, he does for the justification of the innocent; and not conceal his weaknelles, nor that these the authors of such general calamity, and were, in a great meature, the cause of his of to many atrocities may not be conmisfortunes. Mr. Bertrand had no in- founded with their numerous vi&tims. tention that these Memoirs should be Truth and justice fhall trace the line published during his life. “ His chief which ought to distinguish and separate view in this work was to do justice to the errors which preduced and favoured the character of Louis XVI.; to detect the Revolution from the herrid crimes the calumnies invented by the most which dilgraced it. This feparation will wicked of men ic justify the dethroning, exhibit on one side but a imall number impriioning, and murdering the moit vir- of men; the greatest portion and the tuous of Kings. Placed in dituations molt blood-thirity of the guilty havirg that afforded me opportunities of know- already been overtaken by the divine ing the principles on which his Maetty vengea: ce. On the other fide will ap. acted, and the motives of his conduct at pear the whole French Nation, composed a molt important crisis, I consider mylelf of different parties, now more divided by as a necellary wiineis in the great cause their recollections than by their opinions; between Louis XVI. and his Murde for the greatert part being at length enof which posterity is to juuge.
lightened by time and by misfortune, de. “ My first delign was, that those Me. teit those whole exaggerations led them moirs should be relerved for the impartial astray : they are now more estranged by judgment of future ages, as my personal the hatred which they suppote in each teltimony respecting all the tacts within other, than by that which they really my knowledge ; but it has been suggelted feel; all are harrassed by, and disgusted Vol. XXXI. JUNE 1797.
with the Revolution; all feel the net corded a very great number of Anes. cessity of a general union to obtain the dotes, not a few of them interesting 03 establishment of that order and tran. every reader ; but the greater number
, quillity for which they all ligh, and are perhaps, to the natives of France only.willing to purchase by reciprocal facri- It is as a book of solid and reasonable fices, and by the oblivion of all injuries instruètion, rather than a book of enter: and resentments! How can they refuse tainment, that we regard these Memoirs
, to forget and forgive the consequences of Mr. Bertrand is a judicious and pene. errors, into which almoit every indi. trating oblerver ; and his obfervations vidual of the French Nation have been are commonly of such a'nature as to de led? for there is hardly one who did not serve the attention of Statesmen. As a wish for some change in the Government, example, we 'shall give the following at a period when the minds of men were extract: It is generally known, that an in such a state of exaltation, that the open refiftance of the French Monarchy antient elifice of the Constitution was in first broke out in Rennes, the Capital of danger of being totally overturned, if at Brittany. “ The capital error which all attacked. To vows imprudently M. de Thiard committed, and what im. made, to the chimerical and ambitious mediately occasioned the insurrection, hopes of hot-headed and factious men, was the order he was known to have to an inconsiderate desire for a new order given to the troops, not to make any use of things, was owing that general fer- of their arms, except to intimidate; for mentation, of which a clars of
he had directed, that the soldiers should artful as perfidious, took advantage to put the rammers into the barrels of their throw all into confusion. Since then, firelocks, in fight of the populace ; to every one has, in fome way or other, prove clearly, in case they thould have helped on the Revolution : this ought to harboured any suspicion of being fired produce a reciprocal forgiveness, as uni- upon, that harm was intended. versal as the errors from which it ori. Having received this pledge of their le ginated; - I say the errors, not the çurity, the mob became insolent and crimes ;—for I am far from thinking, outrageous in the highest degree; while that certain execrable deeds, objects of the foldiers, on the other hand, were in. everlasting degradation to the French timidated and passive, suffering themselves Nation, will ever be forgiven by it.' to be cuffed and kicked, and even allow. But, fortunately, the greatest criminals, ing their arms to be taken from them, the chiefs of the Regicide fa&tion, no without attempting retaliation or refift. longer exist; and, among those of their ance. In short, a party of fixty soldiers accomplices who have the misfortune to
obedient to the orders of rebe alive, how few there are who were maining paslive, as tamely to allow their not driven by threats and by terror, lentry box to be broken in pieces by 20 rather than prompted by native wicked- inconfiderable mcb, and they themselves ness; and who would expiate the crime to be beaten and wounded by the broken of their cowardice, if reinorse could ex• pieces of this very box. piate such a crime !"
The people were emboldened to the Mr. Bertrand foresees that the publi- excelles, rather from the impunity with 'cation of these Memoirs will offend the wliich they were permitted to act, than violent of all parties; but he has forined from any idea of their own strength. At the resolution of making no answer to any first, the disorder might have been supattack that may be made on his political pressed, if M. de Thiard had given orders opinions : which he leaves to aniwer for aloud to charge immediately, and fire themselves, and to the judgment of the upon those who did not disperse at the candid. However, he retains the right first warning; but, moft unfortunately, of rectifying, in the Original, such as he thought it would be better to ovemay appear hereafter, in his own judg. iwe the people by a more considerable ment, erronecus.
appearance of force; and that very night The Exordium which we have here he dispatched couriers to St. Malo, with extracted appears to us to be excellent. orders for fresh battalions of infantry, a He brings forward the mof prominent few squadrons of cavalry, with some features of the picture he is going to pieces of artillery, to march immediately make, which are indeed as juftly as boldly to Rennes. This little army would cermarked ; and, throughout the whole of tainly have been sufficient to ranfack the the Memoirs, there is an air of sincerity town, and exterminate the inhabitants; and candour. Mr. Berti and has re- but, as the character of M, de Thiari