Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan Volume 1; performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the order of the government of the United States

 
9781231398852: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan Volume 1; performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the order of the government of the United States
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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. 1856 Excerpt: ... upon the pride and conceit of the-government, and cause a more favorable consideration of the President's letter. The Governor of Uraga, Yezaimen, and Saboroske, with the interpreters, had accompanied the party on the return to the ships, and, on going on board of the Susquehanna, were received by the captains and the Commodore's aid in the upper cabin, where the following conversation ensued: Yezaimen. We are happy to state that everything has passed off well and favorably. Captain Buchanan. We hope that Japan and the United States will always be friends. Yezaimen. When do you intend to go away? Capt. B. In the course of two or three days. The Commodore is going to take a sail up the bay to see the anchorage. He does not like his first place of anchorage. Yezaimen. Will you anchor there? Capt. B. Only for two or three days, until we get ready to go to sea. Yezaimen. We desire to take leave officially to-day, that it may not be necessary for us to return before you go. Capt. B. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again before many months.. Commodore Perry did not bring this time with him the presents intended for the Emperor of Japan, but when he comes again he will bring them. Among them is a steam engine or locomotive, for railroads. Lieut. Contee. There is also among them a telegraph long enough to reach from Uraga to Yedo, by means of which you can speak from one place to another in a single second. Yezaimen. How many miles can you make in an hour with your steam engine? Lieut. C. Eight Japanese or thirteen American miles, with steam only and without wind. In the United States, there are some very light steamers on the river which can go eighteen miles an hour. Yezaimen. Where were steamers first invented? Lieut. O. In America: an American named...

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