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OF

AFRICAN TRAVEL:

A PERSONAL RECORD
OF A JOURNEY UP THE NILE AND THROUGH THE SOUDAN

TO THE CONFINES OF CENTRAL AFRICA,

EMBRACING A DISCUSSION ON THE

SOURCES OF THE NILE,

AND AN EXAMINATION OF THE SLAVE TRADE.

BY

ALVAN S. SOUTHWORTH,

SECRETARY OF THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.

With Map and Illustrations.

ΙΓΛΑ

NEW YORK:
BAKER, PRATT & CO., PUBLISHERS

142 AND 144 GRAND STREET.

LONDON:
SAMPSON, LOW & CO.

1875

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and

seventy-five,
BY ALVAN S, SOUTHWORTH,
Io the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

WEED, PARSONS AND COMPANY, PRINTERS AND STEREOTYPERS,

ALBANY, N. Y.

DTIT
Sor

ΤΟ

WILLIAM H. WEBB, Esq.,

WHO, AS A SHIP-BUILDER,

HAS FURNISHED THE SWIFTEST MEANS OF TRANSIT TO THE TRAVELER BY THE SEA;

WHO, AS A CAPITALIST,

AND AT PERSONAL PERIL, HAS JOURNEYED AMONG THE ISLES OF THE

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AND WHO, IN A LIFE SPENT IN ALL PORTIONS OF THE WORLD, HAS DEVOTED HIS

ENERGIES TO

GRAND ENTERPRISES,

The Author begs to Inscribe this Volume,

IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THE PRACTICAL LESSONS

TAUGHT BY A LONG AND USEFUL CAREER.

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I esteem the traveler who instructs the heart, but despise him who indulges the imagination. A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulses of curiosity, is only a vagabond.

GOLDSMITH.

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