Each Soldier Was Provided With A Flintlock Musket, Powder
Horn, Bullet-Pouch, Knife, And Hatchet, Besides Enough Powder And
Ball For 200 Rounds.
Bombay, in consideration of his rank, and previous faithful
services to Burton, Speke and Grant, was engaged at $80
half that sum in advance, a good muzzle-loading rifle, besides, a
pistol, knife, and hatchet were given to him, while the other five
"Faithfuls," Ambari, Mabruki, Ulimengo, Baruti, and Uledi, were
engaged at $40 a year, with proper equipments as soldiers.
Having studied fairly well all the East African travellers' books
regarding Eastern and Central Africa, my mind had conceived the
difficulties which would present themselves during the prosecution
of my search after Dr. Livingstone.
To obviate all of these, as well as human wit could suggest, was
my constant thought and aim.
"Shall I permit myself, while looking from Ujiji over the waters of
the Tanganika Lake to the other side, to be balked on the threshold
of success by the insolence of a King Kannena or the caprice of a
Hamed bin Sulayyam?" was a question I asked myself. To guard
against such a contingency I determined to carry my own boats.
"Then," I thought, "if I hear of Livingstone being on the
Tanganika, I can launch my boat and proceed after him."
I procured one large boat, capable of carrying twenty persons,
with stores and goods sufficient for a cruise, from the American
Consul, for the sum of $80, and a smaller one from another American
gentleman for $40.
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