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When the H.M. sloop of war the Beagle, returned to England in 1836 with Charles Darwin it was sent for a re=fit.

Next time it sailed 5th July 1837 from Plymouth George Grey was on board with the nuclease of an expedition to the North West coast of Australia.

The Beagle sailed via Tenerife and Santa Cruze. Then to Bahia and the Cape of Good Hope. On August 17 1837 he arrived at the town of Bahia and writes 'This part of Brazil offered the curious spectacle of a great evil........ I allude to the immense slave population.....

The slaves are not only a very superior race of men in point of physical powers, but, as far as my experience of their habits went, I found them very moral and honest.'

Earlier Grey writes " I asked Mr Wilson several questions about slaves in general,......that the price of a good slave had varied from 90 to 100 pounds, he happened to state that the slaves were wretched in their own country ...... I never saw so fine a burst of indignation as the slave in the boat evinced at this statement; his lip curled up with scorn, his dark eye grew vividly bright, and his frame quivered an impassioned reply in Portuguese. I could not understand all that he said, but caught enough to know the tenor of it, that 'this was not the case.



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Expedition and Superstition 1278 molder 21-May-18 11:42
Re:The Instructions 219 molder 22-May-18 11:18
Re: Re: Omen 213 molder 24-May-18 05:29
Re: Exepdition and Superstition Part 1 244 Susan Doris 25-May-18 10:22
Re: Expedition and Superstition 227 molder 25-May-18 10:58
Re: Beagle arrives Cape Town Grey hires the Lynher 234 molder 25-May-18 11:24
Re: The Plan 227 molder 26-May-18 10:51
Re: The Plan 214 Susan Doris 26-May-18 17:28
Re: Earlier Grey in Ireland 232 molder 27-May-18 04:08
Re: Earlier Grey in Ireland 230 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:25
Re: Earlier Grey in Ireland 222 molder 02-Jun-18 06:29
Re: Earlier Grey in Ireland ' Ram' 207 molder 05-Jun-18 12:37
Re: Earlier Grey in Ireland ' Ram' 192 molder 08-Jun-18 11:59
Re: The Plan 'Lynher departs Cape Town' 235 molder 29-May-18 10:53
Re: The Albatross (Diomedea exulnas) 229 molder 02-Jun-18 06:51
Re:November 11 1837. South latitude 30 degrees 47 minutes; east longitude 100 degrees 21 minutes 15 seconds. 198 molder 05-Jun-18 12:17
Re: Hanover bay Grey loss of 3 dogs in 1 hour 210 molder 08-Jun-18 11:43
Re: Hanover bay Grey made huge mistake 199 molder 13-Jun-18 04:11
Re: The Albatross (Diomedea exulnas) 213 Susan Doris 09-Jun-18 13:20
Re: The Albatross (Diomedea exulnas) 212 molder 11-Jun-18 11:45
Re: The Albatross (Diomedea exulnas) 191 Susan Doris 01-Jul-18 16:03
Re: The Albatross (Diomedea exulnas) 323 molder 02-Jul-18 11:22


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