115. David Livingstone, South Central Africa, to [William] Thompson [Cape Town]

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Has lost large amounts of goods and stores several times "by members of a slave trading ring or coterie", and his letters destroyed to prevent information of losses reaching the coast; names "the Banian Ludha Damji" as being "at the bottom of the villainy"; discusses the slavery in Manyuema [Manyema], including the sale of women - "if any disclosures lead to the suppression of the wickedness I shall not grudge the pain and toil I have endured"; speaks of H. M. Stanley and James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald and his gratitude for the relief they have brought him; blessing to Thompson's children, including Ralph.

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