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Fejee Islands... Cannibalism...



Item # 576068

October 03, 1810

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 3, 1810  The front page of this issue contains a report entitled "An Island of Savage Cannibals... The Fejee Islands" which begins To navigation, the inhabitants of regions unexplored are indebted for an intercourse with civilized man, and an expansion of intellect with would for ever have continued in a state of torpor... Upon a first acquaintance with a barbarous people it is not easy always to determine on their character... On the 7th of October last, which was shortly after the arrival at the Jejees of the Favorite, Captain Campbell, Mr. Thomas Smith his second officer, was unexpectedly made prisoner by the natives with seven others of the ship's company, and remained nine days in captivity; during which interval he experienced and witnessed horrors, from his narrative of which the following account is accurately deduced..." This report is very detailed and approximately two and half columns in length.

Other articles with the issue is "French Influence - An Occasional Sketch" which is more reporting on the communications and agreements which President Thomas Jefferson may have entered into with the Emperor of France and the millions of dollars included in the deception; "Secret Treaty of Tilsit"; articles on various election coverages. Other news and advertisements are within the issue.

This is complete in four pages with some lite scattered staining, a few small binding holes, lite rubbing on the front page, otherwise in good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War