west coast of Africa; a product of the American Colonization Society.
The republic has an area of about 14,300 square miles, and a population estimated at 1,068,000, all of the African race.
Of these, 18,000 are natives of America, and the remainder aboriginal inhabitants.
The land along the coast is sterile, but in the interior is well wooded and fertile.
As in all equatorial regions, there are two seasons in the year, the wet and the dry. The wet season begins with June and ends with October, during which time the rain falls almost daily.
During the seven months of the dry season rain is rare.
The average temperature of the rainy season is 76°, and of the dry season 84°. Throughout the year the mercury never falls below 60°, and seldom rises above 90° in the shade; but during the hottest months, from January to March, the heat is somewhat mitigated by the constant breezes.
The climate, both on account of the heat and miasma in the air, is deadly to the white man, and very tr