Diplomatic Negotiations of American Naval Officers, 1778-1883 Volume 3

Diplomatic Negotiations of American Naval Officers, 1778-1883 Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...come up higher than Lintin where there is perfectly good and safe anchorage. In a few days after their arrival is reported licenses are granted and an abundant supply of provisions will be furnished by a licensed compradore. The well known character of American officers will preclude the supposition that any interruption to the trade can arise from their non-compliance with the customs of the country. "We are decidedly of opinion that the fostering care of the general government for the protection of commerce cannot be extended to one of more importance than the China trade, and that the occasional visits by vessels of war will be attended with the most beneficial results."32 After a brief stay at Macao, Finch sailed for Manila and thence for home by way of Cape Town. On June 8, 1830, he arrived at New York, after having circumnavigated the globe--the first commander of the navy to achieve this distinction and the second to visit China. "Captain Finch's Proceedings during his Cruise in the U. S. Sloop-of-War Vincennes, U. S. Navy Dept. Arch., Jan. 14, 1830. CHAPTER VII The F1rst Amer1can Treaty W1th Ch1na, 1839-1846. During the decade 1830-1840 American naval vessels visited Lintin or Macao every year or two, but none of them passed the Bogue and entered the inner waters of China. If their officers went to Whampoa or Canton, they disembarked from their own ships and took passage on other vessels for those ports. Our warships were regarded as intruders, and on entering Chinese waters their officers were regularly presented with an official paper commanding them to depart, an order which they as regularly disregarded. Neither officer nor ship had as yet received recognition by the Chinese government. No American warship, or...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547683
  • 9781236547682