Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan 1852, 1853, and 1854

Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan 1852, 1853, and 1854

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: convey me in the Powhatan to Simoda, where we arrived on the 26th of January. At Hong Kong I had engaged a very intelligent gentleman, Mr. Wilhelm Lobscheid, to act as interpreter. On my arrival I addressed the following letter to the chief of the supreme council, which I sent by an oflicer of the governor of Simoda, requesting him to forward it immediately to Yedo. U. S. SHIP Pownarrm, Simoda, January 26, 1855. YOUR EXCELLENCYZ I have the honor to acquaint you, for the information of his Majesty the Emperor of Japan, that I have arrived here from the United States of North America, and bring with me a copy of the treaty made by Commodore Perry with the Empire of Japan, which 1188 been approved by the Senate of the United States, and signed by the President. I am furnished with full powers to exchange ratifications agreeably to the 12th article of the treaty, and am ready at any time to meet such high oflicer as shall be properly authorized F01' the B9-1119 Pl"'P0se by the Japanese government. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. A. ADAMS, overnment of Japan; o Yedo, if it is agree on board the United States ship Powhatan, as soon as th The Japanese copy of the treaty is to have the seal and signature of the Empero ' 'dent of the United States are affixed to it, in like manner as f the Presi the copy which I bring. It will be necessary to have th to compare it with the copies, an nge is made, the commissioners will sign President of the United States. er who boarded the ship informe an earthquake on the 23d ived so much injury th of this calamity. as I wish t I am ready to proceed for this purpose to ' proper form r to make the e Japanese co oon as possible, e original tre d see they more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800540
  • 9781236800541