Travels in the republic of Colombia in the years 1822 and 1823 Report as inadecuate

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91 Geografía y viajes - Geography and travel

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Palabras clave: Arquitectura - Historia - Medellín; Arquitectura - Estudio y enseñanza; Arquitectos antioqueños

Temática: 7 Las artes; Bellas artes y artes decorativas - Arts and recreation 71 Urbanismo y arte paisajístico - Landscaping and area planning



416 TRAVELS IN THE CHAPTER XXIV. Arrival at Ja inaica_Depar t Ure for Europe—Lucayos or Iiahama islands—. Falmouth—Arrival in France. I EMBARKED on board all schooner for Jamaica.
I had no less reason to complain of the mariners of the Caribbean Seas than of those of the great Ocean.
The most sordid parsimony, during a voyage of twelve days, reduced me to such a state of weakness, that a three weeks residence at Jamaica was hardly sufficient to recruit me.
The English, so attentive iii procuring for themselves even the superfluities of life, must have robust constitutions to be enabled at the same time, to undergo the greatest privations. In fact, aboard these little merchant vessels they live very badly, and in case of illness, will only take violent medicines without the least discernment. The very day of our departure from Chagres, we met an English frigate; she was oil her way to Carthagena, whence she was going to SantaMartha; this was what our captain called the round (la tourn and ) of the English ships of war. He was performing his own, that of collecting the specie of the American merchants, which, ILK PU 131,1 C OF COIAL-ii4I,t -II 7 li)oii an allowance of two and a half per cent lie carried to Jamaica. ca. We were ill sight of Cartliagena on the 2nd of December, Ave then crossed, at ii great distance from land, the currents of the i-lagdaleuia whilst we were beating to windward in the gulf of Darien, the winds blew from the north-east, and the currents had r un fro rn the so ti tli-wes t.
we had no sooner doubted the Papa, than the hitter were, on the contrary, north-west, and the lorniler smith-west.
On the 4th of December Ave perceived Jamaica.
The sea ran high, arid water spouts rose on all sides; but as there was hii little wind, Ave could not enter the roads till the next day; after having beat off for some time, Ave arrived at an anchorage at noon.
1 liii tiiediately went on shore. Jamaica is traversed front one end to the other bva ver...

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