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The Daily Dispatch: July 10, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The navigation of the Mississippi In the year 1863, Richard Lander, the celebrated African traveller, who had three years before solved the mystery of ages by successfully exploring the course of the Niger, and ing triumphantly into the Atlantic by one of the months, undertook a commercial voyage to the river, under the auspices of a Liverpool firm. Anticipating hostility from some of the savage tribes that inhabit the banks of that river, he had provided himself with an iron steamboat, and in this he prosecuted the enterprise. He soon found his anticipations of savage hostility realized. The driven attacked his boat from the shore with bows and arrows and such old condemned tower muskets as they had been able to collect in their with the English, killed a great part of his crow, wounded himself, and ly broke up the expedition. The moral of this tale is, that trade cannot be carried on upon a long narrow river, inhabited on both shores by a hostile population, even th