836           Ukhonongo October 1873


        We have heared in the month
of August that you have started from
Zanzibar for Unyenyembe, and again
and again lately we have heared your
arrivel - your father died by disease
beyond the country of Bisa, but we have
carried the corpse with us, 10 of our soldiers
are lost and some have died. Our haunger
presses us to ask you some clothes
to buy provision for our soldiers.
and we should have an answer that
when we shall enter there shall be firing
guns or not, and if you permit us
to fire guns, then send some powder
We have wrote these few words in the place
of Sultan or king Mbowra

                                  The writer Jacob Wainwright

                                                  Dr Livingstone Exped