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illustrated.1812 Excerpt: ... may fall on stones without incurring
danger; and are much more convenient for transportation. Two
seroons make the load of one animal. They are stowed to much
greater advantage in stores and buildings; and in their circulation
in Europe, they have much less to fear from the carelessness or
unskilfulness of carriers.--Depon's Travels in South America, ol.
i., p. 406, &c. ... ii" i/f G. J. An Account of a Tribe of
People called Kroomen, inhabiting a small District of the Grain
Coast of Africa, between Cape Mount and Cape Palmas. By the late
Thomas LUDLAM, Esq. formerly Governor of Sierra Leone, and one of
the Commissioners of African Inquiry. THE district inhabited by the
Kroomen, extends, according to the maps, about twenty miles along
the coast, from north-west to south-east. Its extent inland is not
accurately known, but it is supposed, from the best information I
could procure, not to exceed the same distance, and may, perhaps,
fall considerably short of it: it cannot be great, as the Kroomen
have no towns except on the sea coast. The Kroo country lies
between 4" 54' and 5 7' N. latitude. Fettra-Kroo, the principal
town, is in long. 7 48' W. The general aspect of the country is
champaign, and it isvery woody. It is free, however, from marshes.
Its chief vegetable productions are rice, cassada, yams, plantanes,
and Malaguetta pepper. The rice which it produces is valued by
Europeans on account of its superior whiteness to what-is in
general to be met with on the Coast. The rivers which run through
it do not appear to be large, nor to rise at any great distance
from the coast, although the Kroomen, whose representations of
distance are not very precise, speak of them as extending a great
way. They are said to be full of banks and shoals, which obstruct
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