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Chapter 2
A Sticky Trade





Dominican RepublicAfter a pleasant voyage of about fourteen days, we arrived in sight of our destined port. That part of St. Domingo in which Cape François is situated was then in possession of the French; and, in regard to certain articles, trade was prohibited between the inhabitants and the American colonies. Some management was therefore necessary to obtain the cargo we wanted. The Crew A boat was sent to ashore to inform certain merchants, who were expecting us, of our arrival. In the morning a pilot came to our assistance, and we were soon anchored in the harbor of our destined port.


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