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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 9

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Author: Robert Kerr
Published: 1824
Language: English
Wordcount: 244,793 / 686 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.6
LoC Categories: G, V
Downloads: 1,259
Added to site: 2004.08.01
mnybks.net#: 8899
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Nautical, Travel
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>, another town on that island, they have two forts or redoubts, and a third on the top of a high hill with five or six guns, which commands the road on the other side. Likewise at Tabalola, another town in Machian, they have two forts with eight cannons, this place being very strongly situated by nature. The natives of all these places are under their command. Those of Nofakia are not esteemed good soldiers, and are said always to side with the strongest; but those of Tabalola, who formerly resided at Cayoa, are accounted the best soldiers in the Moluccas, being deadly enemies to the Portuguese and Spaniards, and as weary now of the Dutch dominion. In these fortified stations in Machian, when I was there, the Dutch had 120 European soldiers; of whom eighty were at Tafasoa, thirty at Nofakia, and ten at Tabalola. The isle of Machian is the richest in cloves of all the Molucca islands; and, according to report, yields 1800 bahars in the great monsoon. The D

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