An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava in the Year 1795

An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava in the Year 1795

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...who, superior to general prejudice, was willing to seek fur information through a medium by which few other nations of the East will condescend to accept of knowledge, however beneficial the attainment might prove td themselves. t Whatever might have been their separate sentiments, the ultimate decision was temperate and wise. I was apprised, late on the evening of the' 28th, by a verbal communication from the Maywoon of Pegue, that on the day appointed for the delivery of the reply to the Governor-general's letter, I should be formally received at the palace of the king, who would grant me a personal audience in the character to which I laid claim, and that the propositions which I had suggested, for the regulation and encouragement of commerce, had for the most part received his. majesty's approbation. I expressed, in answer, the satisfaction I felt from hearing a resolution so creditable to themselves; but added, that as the letter I had written was a public and solemn declaration, I should require more than a verbal assurance, before I could consistently subject myself to a repetition of former disappointments, and requested that he would take the trouble to reduce his obliging message to writing. With this he readily complied by a short note written in the Binnan language. The form of receiving the presents, which were brought to me as a return for those that had been given, occupied a considerable portion of the last days. One of the three boxes that had been sent by the king contained amber in large pieces, uncommonly pure; another, a mass of stone of considerable size, in appearance resembling the chrysoprase; and the third, a large and beautiful group of crystals, rising from a matrix of amethyst, in tho form of prisms, mostly...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568087
  • 9781236568083