Paper upon the origin of the Japan expedition

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Sivu 8 - States ; and that from these countries, which arc rich in gold, and silver, and precious stones, our steamers can reach the shores of your happy land in less than twenty days. "Many of our ships will now pass in every year, and some, perhaps, in every week, between California and China; these ships must pass along the coast of your empire ; storms and winds may cause them to...
Sivu 8 - ... would be glad that a harbor in your empire should be appointed to which coal might be brought, and where they might always be able to purchase it. In many other respects, commerce between your empire and our country would be useful to both. Let us consider well what new interests...
Sivu 8 - Many of our ships will now pass in every year, and some perhaps in every week between California and China: these ships must pass along the coast of your Empire: storms and winds may cause them to be wrecked on your shores, and we ask and expect from your friendship and your greatness, kindness for our men and protection for our property, We wish that our people may be permitted to trade with your people, but we shall not authorize them to break any law of your Empire. "Our object is friendly commercial...
Sivu 8 - Your empire contains a great abundance of coal ; this is an article which our steamers, in going from California to China, must use. They would be glad that a harbor in your empire should be appointed to which coal might be brought, and where they might always be able to purchase it "In many other respects, commerce between your empire and our country would be useful to both. Let us consider well what new...
Sivu 7 - I send you this letter, by an Envoy of my own appointment, an officer of high rank in his country, who is no missionary of religion. He goes by my command to bear to you my greeting and good wishes, and to promote friendship and commerce between the two countries.
Sivu 6 - ... circumstances I have the honor to inquire whether there is any small national vessel on the western coast of the United States that could, without inconvenience to the public service, be ordered to take these unfortunate men on board at San Francisco and proceed with them to...
Sivu 8 - ... be permitted to trade with your people; but we shall not authorize them to break any laws of your Empire. Our object is friendly commercial intercourse, and nothing more. You have many productions which we should be glad to buy ; and we have productions which might suit your people. Your Empire has a great abundance of coal ; this is an article which our steamships, in going from California to China, must use. They would be glad that a...
Sivu 4 - Japan, and avowed his belief to several of his brother officers as well as to some of the dignitaries of the government and eminent citizens, long before the subject was publicly discussed and the expedition resolved on. There were doubtless others (and among them probably some of high station in the government) whose minds had been led to a similar conclusion, and who, like Commodore Perry, anticipated popular opinion on the subject of an expedition. Indeed, instructions...
Sivu 4 - OF COMMODORE PERRY AND His OFFICERS, AT His REQUEST, AND UNDER His SUPERVISION, By FRANCIS L. HAWKS, DD, LL.D., WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Sivu 5 - At all events, on the recall of Commodore Aulick, he formally proposed to the government of the United States the expedition, which was finally sent. The proposition was favorably received, and it was determined that a squadron should be dispatched, under his command, on the peaceful mission of endeavoring to open a friendly commercial intercourse with the Japanese.

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