CONTENTS:- 1. The History of the Late Rebellion in the States of the Great Mughal. 2. Remarkable Occurrence. 3. Letter to Nonseigneur Colbert. 4. Letter to Monsieur De La Mother Le Vayer. 5. Letter to Monsieur chapelain Despatched From Chiras in Persia. 6. Series ofLetter to Monsieur Demerveilles. 7. Replies to Questions put by M Thevenot Regarding. 8. A Memorandum.
The desire of seeing the world, which had induced me to visit Palestine and Egypt, still prompted me to extend my travels, and I formed the design of exploring the Red Sea from one end to the other. In pursuance of this plan, I quitted Grand Cairo, where I had resided more than a year, and in two-and-thirty hours (travelling at a Caravan-rate) reached the town of Suez. Here I embarked in a galley, and was conveyed in seventeen days, always hugging the coast, from Suez to the port of Gidda, half a day's journey from Mecca. Contrary to my expectation, and in violation of a promise which I had received from the Beig of the Red Sea, I was constrained to land on this so-called holy territory of Mohammed, where no Christian, who is not a slave dares set his foot.