Newstead Abbey, April 16, 1865.
THE ZAMBESI AND ITS TRIBUTARIES.
Objects of the Expedition--Personal Interest shown by Naval Authorities--Members of the Zambesi Expedition.
When first I determined on publishing the narrative of my "Missionary Travels," I had a great misgiving as to whether the criticism my endeavours might provoke would be friendly or the reverse, more particularly as I felt that I had then been so long a sojourner in the wilderness, as to be quite a stranger to the British public. But I am now in this, my second essay at authorship, cheered by the conviction that very many readers, who are personally unknown to me, will receive this narrative with the kindly consideration and allowances of friends; and that