Hamel and his mates started from
Jeju-do early June in 1654.
Old Moksa Lee Won-jin had a great influence on their
transfer to Seoul.
Lee Won-jin treated them with kindness and friendship
after the time of their shipwreck. However, soon he
finished his term of office, became Useungji, and went
up to Seoul.
After moving a new government office, he was greatly
interested in helping Hamel and his mates.
Eventually, a problem of Hamel and his mates was addressed
on Feb. 24, 1654, seven months after the shipwreck.
With the decision of their transfer to Seoul, Hamel
left Jeju-do one early June and arrived to land in late
afternoon. After staying in a ship, he traveled by land
the next morning.
He arrived in Haenam (Heijnam
in the original text) the next day and could meet other
mates taking other ships.
The next day, they started again and arrived in Yeongam
(Ieham in the original text). Poulus Janse Cool died
of a wound injury he suffered at the time of the shipwreck.
Hamel and his mates totaled 36. The dead was buried
under his mates' worship and the rest started and arrived
in Naju (Naedjoo in the
The next day, they started in the morning and stayed
in the original text). The next morning, they went to
Jeongeup(Tiongop in the original text) via Imansanseong
(Jipamsansiang in the original text) and reached Taein(Teijn)
in the original text) the following day.
The next morning, they rode horses and arrived in Geumgu(Kumge
in the original text) in the afternoon. After having
lunch, they started and arrived in Jeonju(Cheontio
in the original text) at night. Hamel wrote that Jeonju
was the old capital of ancient kingdom,but became the
central city of Jeolla-do(Thiellado
in the original text).
The next day, they left Jeonju and arrived in Yeosan(Jeasan
in the original text) in the evening. Hamel wrote that
Yeosan was the last city of Jeolla-do.
The next morning, theymoved horseback and stopped at
Eunjin(Gunjin in the original
text) in Chungcheong-do(Tiongsiangdo). The next day,
they stayed in Yeonsan(Jensaen
in the original text).
The following day, they arrived in Gongju(Congtio
in the original text) where the office of Chungcheong
The next day, they went across a big river and arrived
in the original text). Again, they went across another
big river, Hangang River and finally arrived in Seoul
several days after.