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THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
The Uranie reached Table Bay on 7 March. Freycinet and his wife were entertained by the Governor, Lord Somerset, and his family, spending 22 days ashore before rejoining the ship and sailing for Mauritius on April.
'The Colony was flourishing when it belonged to the Dutch. Its present commerce is next to nothing, thanks to the wise administration of the English'. J. Arago, Narrative