One of them, mahé, was claimed by Haidar as tributary to him, and its capture afforded him a pretext for making war on us.
At three o'clock in the afternoon we anchored at mahé, the chief island of the Seychelle Group.
It is inhabited by a Frenchman and his wife, who are assisted by nine negro labourers from mahé.
A few have been introduced into mahé, and great care is now being taken in order to promote their extension.
The pair at mahé were male and female, and weighed respectively about four hundred and five hundred pounds.