He reached Benin, but was seized with dysentery at a village called Gwato, and died there on the 3rd of December 1823.
The river is navigable by small steamers up to Sapele, a town on the south bank immediately below the junction of the head streams. The Ologi and Gwato creeks enter the Benin on the right or north bank, and on the same side (8 m.
From the river-port of Gwato, on Gwato creek.
The port of Gwato, which lies about 30 m.
Phillips, acting consul-general, and eight Europeans were brutally massacred on the road from Gwato to Benin city, whilst on a mission to the king.