Journals

Third Journey (MS 107/2)

4th January 1779


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[4th January 1779]
4

term 70 - 100 - 80

het selvde weer. seer warm in den morgen kwam de bosjesman capt ďoeroep met een van syn volk my afhalen. Leek veel na capt reuter. was heel geschikt in syn spreken en had een goede phisionomie had een lang gesprek met hem. vertrokken verder n:o: op en arriveerden na seven uren rydens by de bosjesmans aan ćamdeni
Sagen enige sogenaamde koker boomen.
de hottentoten eeten gras saat stampen het

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[4th January 1779]
4

Thermometer: 70 ­ 100 ­ 80.

The same weather; hot.
In the morning the Bushman chief Doeroep came to fetch me with one of his people. He looks much like the chief Ruiter. Was very polite in his speech, and had a good physiognomy. Had a long discussion with him Departed further north-easterly, and after seven hours riding arrived at the Bushmen at the Camdeni.
Saw several so-called quiver-trees. The east grass seeds, and thresh it.