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A Journey from Basra to Aleppo in 1748 by Gaylard
A Journey from Aleppo to Basra in 1751 by John
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afternoon Aleppo appears Arabs arrived Bagdad Basra Bassora Battan better brought building Busserah called camels caravan Carmichael carried Company continued course covered described desert direct distance East eight encamped English Euphrates feet five four give ground half hard hills houses hundred India inhabitants journal journey July land later least loaded London means meet mentioned merchants miles morning Mounted necessary night obliged observed occasion Ormuz passage passed Persian plain Plaisted present probably proceeded provisions reason records remained rest river road route ruins runs seems sent servant seven Sheik shrubs side situation soil sometimes spring stones thence took town trade travellers twenty usual valley village visited walls weather whole wind