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Journal of Rachel Wilson Moore, kept during a tour to the West Indies and South America, in 1863-64

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AL ftUstiK v:-!;;.«; r±6«el moorewimm KEPT DURING A TOUR TO THE WEST INDIES AND SOUTH AMERICA, £w-*i4-,( tUM> IN 1863-64. NOTES FROM THE DIARY OF HER HUSBAND; TOGETHER WITH HIS MEMOIR, GEORGE TRUMAN, M.D. PHILADELPHIA : T. ELLWOOD ZELL, PUBLISHER, Nos. 17 & 19 S. Sixth St. 1867. ft; CO., PRINTERS.SHERMAN LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF CALIF( SANTA BARBARA Mt CONTENTS, CHAPTER I. PAOE The Nassau,Voyage— 9 CHAPTER II. Havana—Slaves and Slave-ships—Churches—Vehicles, . 21 CHAPTER III. Matanzas of Bellamar,—Cave 41 CHAPTER IV. Negro Amusements—Trip to Manito—Private Hospi- tality, 52 CHAPTER V. Voyage to St. Thomas—Slavery—Corals, ... 59 CHAPTER VI. Religious Meetings—Santa Cruz—Insurrections in the Islands, 82 —— VI CONTENTS. CHAPTER VII. PAGE Frederickstadt—St. Croix—Vice and Immorality, . . 103 CHAPTER VIII. —Beauty of the Roads—Coolies Bassin, or Christiau- stadt—Visit to the Governor, 115 CHAPTER IX. Sugar-Grinding VisitingSchools— —Drives— Plantations —Mount Washington—Moui t Victory—Harbor Streets—Markets—Birds—Game, .... 126 CHAPTER X. Departure—St. Thomas—Trip to Barbadoes, . . . 145 CHAPTER XI. Barbadoes—St. Vincent—Landing at Demerara Drives— Departure,— . . . . . . . .158 CHAPTER XII. Return to Barbadoes—Description of the Country—Kind- ness and Hospitality Friends'— Burying-grounds Religious Meetings,....... 174 CHAPTER XIII. St. Vincent—Grenada—Trinidad—Coolies, . , . 192 — CONTENTS. vii CHAPTEK XIV. PAGE Barbadoes—St.
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AL
ftUstiK
v:-!;;.«<k.-.;T>; r±6«el moorewimm
KEPT DURING A TOUR TO THE
WEST INDIES AND SOUTH AMERICA, £w-*i4-,( tUM>
IN 1863-64.
NOTES FROM THE DIARY OF HER HUSBAND;
TOGETHER WITH
HIS MEMOIR,
GEORGE TRUMAN, M.D.
PHILADELPHIA
:
T. ELLWOOD ZELL, PUBLISHER,
Nos. 17 & 19 S. Sixth St.
1867.ft; CO., PRINTERS.SHERMANLIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIF(
SANTA BARBARA
Mt
CONTENTS,
CHAPTER I.
PAOE
The Nassau,Voyage— 9
CHAPTER II.
Havana—Slaves and Slave-ships—Churches—Vehicles, . 21
CHAPTER III.
Matanzas of Bellamar,—Cave 41
CHAPTER IV.
Negro Amusements—Trip to Manito—Private Hospi-
tality, 52
CHAPTER V.
Voyage to St. Thomas—Slavery—Corals, ... 59
CHAPTER VI.
Religious Meetings—Santa Cruz—Insurrections in the
Islands, 82——
VI CONTENTS.
CHAPTER VII.
PAGE
Frederickstadt—St. Croix—Vice and Immorality, . . 103
CHAPTER VIII.
—Beauty of the Roads—Coolies Bassin, or Christiau-
stadt—Visit to the Governor, 115
CHAPTER IX.
Sugar-Grinding VisitingSchools— —Drives— Plantations
—Mount Washington—Moui t Victory—Harbor
Streets—Markets—Birds—Game, .... 126
CHAPTER X.
Departure—St. Thomas—Trip to Barbadoes, . . . 145
CHAPTER XI.
Barbadoes—St. Vincent—Landing at Demerara Drives—
Departure,— . . . . . . . .158
CHAPTER XII.
Return to Barbadoes—Description of the Country—Kind-
ness and Hospitality Friends'— Burying-grounds
Religious Meetings,....... 174
CHAPTER XIII.
St. Vincent—Grenada—Trinidad—Coolies, . , . 192—
CONTENTS. vii
CHAPTEK XIV.
PAGE
Barbadoes—St. Vincent—Burial at Sea—Martinique
Dominica—Guadeloupe—Antigua—St. Kitt's—Re-
turn to St. Thomas, 204
CHAPTEK XV.
Farewell-rThe Return Home, 220
CHAPTER XVI.
Conclusion, 228
Memoir Moore, . 253op John Wilson M.D., . .JOURNAL
WILSONRACHEL MOORE.
CHAPTER I.
—Nassau.The Voyage
Having been absent during the summer of
1863 for the purpose of improving impaired
health myself, when, returning theof on from
Catskill Mountains, instead of being benefited,
fever, cough, and lassitude took hold of the
system to that extent that we believed nothing
short of going to a warmer climate, before the
commencement of winter, would prove availing.
After making all necessary arrangements for
the voyage,we took passage from the port ofNew
York the fourth of twelfth mo., 1863, on board the
2JOURNAL.10
Lemesurier commander, at tenCorsica, Captain
o'clock, on second day. Many of our friends
accompanied us to the ship, remaining with us
under feelings of great solemnity,several hours,
anticipating sad forebodings as to my ever re-
eachturning to my native land. We parted from
prayerfully, desiring we might be per-other
was nowmitted to meet again. The weather
cold, and, having no fire on board theextremely
ship, save in the furnace under the boilers, we
and, asendured much suffering from the cold; I
shivering continued forwas ill, and very weak,
many hours, notwithstanding the steward made
andapplications of hot water by placing bottles
me. My dearhusbandwasunderpitchers around
great concern and fear, lest we should not reach
the island of Cuba without my enduring a severe
every way in his power to warmillness, striving
me, and alleviate my cough, which was now ex-
very doubtfultreme. For myself, I thought it
whether I ever reached Havana ; but we strove
God, whoto put our confidence and trust in that
" the ground with-suffers not a sparrow to fall to
providence."out His
many"While thus revolving in our minds the
transpiring in our nativesad events that were

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