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A VOYAGE TO INDIA,

&c. fc.

127 VOYAGE TO INDIA:

CONTAINING

REFLECTIONS ON A VOYAGE TO MADRAS AND

BENGAL, IN 1821, IN THE SHIP LONACH ;

INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HEALTH

IN INDIAN CLIMATES ;

AND

HINTS TO SURGEONS AND OWNERS OF PRIVATE

TRADING-SHIPS.

BY JAMES WALLACE,

SURGEON OF THE LONACH.

The dullest writer, if he holds up virtue and liberty, and berevolence and esteem; if he fills his story with good and wholesome advice ; and dresses up his little magazine of knowledge or entertainment, at least with a good intention; he may make himself useful.

CITIZEN OF THE WORLD.

LONDON : PRINTED FOR T. AND G. UNDERWOOD, 32, FLEET STREET;

AND CHALMERS AND COLLINS, GLASGOW.

MDCCCXXIV.

747

6

LONDON: Printed by William CLOWES,

Northumberland-conrt.

DEDICATION.

IN MEMORY OF

THE LATE JOHN PEARSON, Esq.

Commander of the Lonach ;

AND TO THE

OFFICERS, PASSENGERS, AND CREW

OF THAT SHIP.

A CONSIDERABLE time before these 6 Reflections” were given to the press, he under whose auspices they were written, and who would have patronised them, had he been living, was numbered with the dead. I can now, therefore, only dedicate them to his memory; and well indeed does it deserve the tribute at my hand. This is not the place to speak of his goodness-of the ties that were between us; to tell how much he did for me—and how much I owe him; yet I

may be allowed to state, that it is for the kindnesses he heaped upon me, from the first moment I came

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