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NARRATIVE

OF THE

WRECK OF THE LADY MUNRO,

ON THE

DESOLATE ISLAND OF AMSTERDAM,

OCTOBER, MDCCCXXXIII.

BY J. M'COSH,
ASSISTANT SURGEON, HON. FAST INDIA COMPANY,

BENGAL SERVICE,

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NARRATIVE.

CHAPTER I.

On the 27th June, 1833, the barque LADY MUNRO, of Madras, burthen 250 tons, sailed from Calcutta towards Van Diemen's Land, via Madras and the Isle of France. The crew consisted of the captain, two European officers, and forty Lascars; amongst which last, the serang corresponded with boatswain, and the four tindels with boatswain's mates. The Lady Munro, after becoming crowded with

passengers at Madras, and completing her cargo after, wards with sugar at Port Louis, sailed direct for Hobartown. On the 7th October, we had gone so far to the southward as latitude 36°, and, having got the steady westerly winds, we hoped for the completion of the voyage in one fortnight more.

We invalids were beginning to compliment one another on the improvement of our health and appearance, and congratulating ourselves on the en

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