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Alvares, Manuel, 1526-1583, et al. / Ethiopia Minor and a geographical account of the Province of Sierra Leone : (c. 1615)
(1990)

Chapter 15: The campaign of some of the Manes against the Sousos and what happened during it,   pp. 1-7


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etc. /f.90/ In chapter 2 of this History we discussed a certain race
of heathen who live in the lowlands of the Serra, a district which the
Mane conquest did not reach. The reason for this was that these lowlands
were not cultivated by savages at the time of the conquest. Those who
lived there later were captured by Sacena as a result of his early
victory at Lambaia, and he sent them to the Wild Islands. From there,
they fled to the Serra where they lived several years as rebels, owing
obedience and submission to no man. Accepting the punishment (of their
exile), they all began to emerge (from the Serra), so that today most of
chat region of mountains and barren places is empty of any kind of people.
The ruler of what is called the Kingdom of the Serra, pondering on the
truth of what he was told (about this exodus), put the matter to the test
in 1612. When he prepared forces and despatched spies, he found that all
these people had made their way to other lands.
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