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Men were roasted and then devoured...

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May 07, 1789

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 7, 1789  Page 2 has a rather gruesome report concerning: "...navigators sent out for the purpose of making discoveries by order of the French court...".
It mentions that when the crew went ashore to make observations, "...the natives shewed every friendly disposition...for no sooner were they within their power, than their perfidy was made visible and, on a concerted signal, the whole party were surrounded by the savages who inhumanely butchered ten of them...the others being well armed reached the ships...The men thus sacrificed to thirst of knowledge, were first roasted, and then devoured by the savages in sight of their companions...".
Four pages, red tax stamp on the ftpg., coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's