THE COURT OF SIAM a.d.
neither such stairs nor boats. On those eminences also stand Temples, Convents, burying Places, where they bury their dead, and Yards where they burn their bones and ashes, and erect costly Pyramids over them. On the South-side, at a small distance down the River, the Dutch
Fig. 10. An inhabited boat of the Siamites, which they float from place to place.
have their Factory and Magazines very splendidly and DutchFactory. conveniently built on dry ground. Lower down on the same bank are other villages inhabited by Colonies of Japonese, (the best Soldiers of former Kings) Peguans and
Fig. i i. An inhabited boat of the Siamites, which they float from place to place.
Malaccans. On the opposite side of the River stands a village inhabited by a Portuguese race begot on black Women, and further down stands a Church, dedicated to St. Domingo, to which belong the Fathers of the Dominican Order. Behind it stands another small Church, which is kept by two Fathers of the Order of St. Austin, who with the foresaid three Dominicans live peaceably