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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS
WEST INDIA ISLANDS.
MY DEAR FRIEND!
Jamaica, and I presume an entire stranger to the nature of that climate and the people thereof, I think it a duty incumbent on me to give you some instructions and advice respecting both ; I shall speak from experience, for I was five years in that island; and should what I shall offer, prove any way instrumental in promoting your happiness, I shall hereafter feel a secret satisfaction for hav. ing employed a few vacant hours so well.
After your departue, you probably will be sea sick for a few days ; I am sorry that I never could learn any cure for that nauseous disagreeable malady but to eat and drink, and to walk the deck