The Algerine captive; or, The life and adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill: six years a prisoner among the Algerines. [Three lines from Shakespeare] : Vol. I[-II]. : Published according to act of Congress.
Tyler, Royall, 1757-1826., Humphreys, David, 1752-1818, dedicatee.
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CONTENTS.

  • CHAP. I. The Author is carried into Algiers: Is brought before the Dey: Descrip|tion of his Person, Court and Guards: Manner of selecting the Tenth Prisoner. Page 13
  • CHAP. II. The Slave Market. 21
  • CHAP. III. The Author Dreameth whilst Awake. 26
  • CHAP. IV. Account of my Master Abdel Melic: description of his House, Wife, Coun|try House, and severe Treatment of his Slaves. 31
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  • CHAP. V. The Author is encountered by a Ren|egado: Struggles between Faith, the World, the Flesh, and the Devil. Page 40
  • CHAP. VI. The Author is carried to the sacred College of the Mussulman Priest: The Mortifications and Austerities of the Mahometan Recluse. The Mussulman mode of Proselyting. 46
  • CHAP. VII. The Author confereth with a Mollah or Mahometan Priest: Defendeth the Verity of the Christian Creed, and resigns his Body to Slavery, to pre|serve the Freedom of his Mind. 53
  • CHAP. VIII. The Language of the Algerines. 66
  • Page  05 CHAP. IX. The Author plans an Escape. Page 69
  • CHAP. X. The Author present at a Public Spec|tacle. 74
  • CHAP. XI. The Author feels that he is indeed a Slave. 78
  • CHAP. XII. The Infirmary. 81
  • CHAP. XIII. The Author's Practice as a Surgeon and Physician, in the City of Al|giers. 86
  • CHAP. XIV. Visits a sick Lady. 91
  • Page  vi CHAP. XV. Sketch of the History of the Algerines. Page 97
  • CHAP. XVI. Description of the City of Algiers. 117
  • CHAP. XVII. The Government of the Algerines. 121
  • CHAP. XVIII. Revenue. 126
  • CHAP. XIX. The Dey's Forces. 130
  • CHAP. XX. Notices of the Habits, Customs, &c. of the Algerines. 132
  • CHAP. XXI. Marriages and Funerals. 135
  • Page  07 CHAP. XXII. The Religion of the Algerines: Life of the Prophet Mahomet. Page 141
  • CHAP. XXIII. The Sects of Omar and Ali. 150
  • CHAP. XXIV. The Faith of the Algerines. 154
  • CHAP. XXV. Why do not the Powers in Europe suppress the Algerine Depredations? is a Question frequently asked in the United States. 158
  • CHAP. XXVI. An Algerine Law Suit. 165
  • CHAP. XXVII. A Mahometan Sermon. 172
  • Page  08 CHAP. XXVIII. Of the Jews. Page 178
  • CHAP. XXIX. The Arrival of other American Cap|tives. 184
  • CHAP. XXX. The Author commences Acquaintance with Adonah Ben Benjamin, a Jew. 189
  • CHAP. XXXI. The Author, by Permission of his Mas|ster, travels to Medina, the burial Place of the Prophet Mahomet. 203
  • CHAP. XXXII. The Author is blessed with the Sight and Touch of a most holy Mahometan Saint. 216
  • Page  09 CHAP. XXXIII. The Author visits the City of Medina: Description of the Prophet's Tomb, and principal Mosque. Page 220
  • CHAP. XXXIV. The Author visits Mecca: Description of the Al Kaaba, or House of God. 223
  • CHAP. XXXV. The Author returns to Scandaroon: Finds Adonah's Son sick: His Con|trition: Is restored to Health. 227
  • CHAP. XXXVI. The Gratitude of a Jew. 229
  • CHAP. XXXVII. Conclusion. 237