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Mion river, Arrac?n town (now r?u?d to �few hu?, M? ?d Aing? from where ?he? i? a pa? over the Yeomandang with a road to Ava, by which one division of ?e B?fish army ?turned to Jalak from Melloon ?ter the ?a?. S?doway? and even Giva, may ?lso be s?id to h?ve inl?d navigation Kyouk Phy? as ?ere is a creek from ?e later communicating with Sandaway river. The ?mp?fively small number of Euro? that ha? yet ?sided in the Ar?can province, renders it premature to judge of i? climaX; and though all whom we me? spoke f?vou?bly of it, ?rtainly is not free from fi?e di?ea?s common to Indi? J?ak ?ud Arracan towm have everything in their vicinity to make unhealthy? being plaid in mere swamps, enveloped in ?ick fog? during the N.E. mons?u? ?nd inun?ted during the op?im ?ason. Our tr?ps suffered much from dy?nte? ?d fever at . bo? during ?e Burman war; while, on the sea-coast, at Kyouk Phyoo, Sandaway, and Negrais, they were com?atively healey, ?om places having a ?ol sea-bre?e wi& ?m?rate nigh? nearly throug?ut the year. But at any distance from &e sea, where land is low, heavy fogs and dews prevail du?ng the nigh?, with hot days. The S.W. monsoon begins early in May and lasm until end of October; it usually blows along the coast, except when interrupted (which it f?uenfiy is about the full and change of m?n) by strong S. and S.W. winds, accoreplied with ?avy rain and sea, making it at such time n?essary to approach coast with gmat caution, as there is no place of shelter between Ne?a? and Hamree, wi? numero? dangers between t?m. From November to April the weather is fine and the water sm?;--an anchorage may then be found, on a muddy ?tmm, in from six to twenty fa?oms, all the way from the Naaf to Neg?is, with good landing. The ?se of fide appea? m ?where so great as at Kyouk Phy? (sixt?n f?t in the springs). In January ?d February we ex?rienc? little or no current m tl? offing until to the ?uthward of Cheduba; ?tw?n it and Negrais it mn south fr? am to one mile and a half ?r hour. T? ?iands on t?ir ?hern and eastern sides are fertile,' ducing ri? in abundance; also caren, silk, and indigo; but only sufficient is cuitiva? for ?e consumption of the very &w inha- bitant, who am now reduc? to little more than ?,? in who? province; almost e?ry Burman, with all ?at w? ?stly or ?ctab?, having recros?d ?e Yeomandang when the pmvin? w? ceded to t? East Indh Company, who, with o?m regiment of ? now hold t? scat? remains of its ancient inhabitan? (? Mughs) in ?fect subj?fion. It is divided into thrm dis- t?cm, Akyab, Ramr?, and San?w?y, e?h g?rn? by a civil judge ? su?rin?ndeng ?r ? immedia? insection of a earn- Dig,tiz?d by Google