TO MY MOTHERLAND.
evidently not intended solely for that purpose, as the
women in other sections of Africa carry their children
without such support, and many use it who have
no children to carry. The women are generally very
tastefully attired, displaying about their persons many
trinkets of pure gold.
Early in the morning of the 20th we found ourselves
anchored in the roads off Acra. This place is remarkable
for being both British and Dutch; it is in fact simply
two forts, one owned by each party, and the people's
allegiance being thus divided, there is considerable
confusion in collecting taxes, etc. There were some
disturbances at the time of my visit, growing out of