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AROUND THE WORLD
A NARRATIVE OF THE Visit OF GENERAL U. S. GRANT, EX-PRESIDENT
EUROPE, ASIA, AND AFRICA, IN
CERTAIN CONVERSATIONS WITH GENERAL GRANT ON QUESTIONS
CONNECTED WITH AMERICAN POLITICS AND HISTORY.
JOHN RUSSELL YOUNG.
WITH EIGHT HUNDRED ILLUSTRATION S.
THE AMERICAN NEWS COMPANY,
1879, BY THE AMERICAN News COMPANY.
NEW YORK:... LITTLE & CO., PRINTER,
19 T 20 ASTOR PLACE.
TO MRS. JULIA D. GRANT.
Two years ago to-day we embarked at Ville Franche for Italy, Egypt, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, and the islands of the Mediterranean—a journey that in time was to extend around the world. In closing my narrative of that journey I recall many events which will live with the history of our time, many days of pageantry and splendor, many scenes of beauty, antiquity, and renown. I am conscious that my printed chronicle will appear feeble and cold to one who saw what I have endeavored to describe. But to have had the honor of telling that story, even in a barren fashion, to have been the companion of yourself and your
illustrious husband, I regard as a supreme privilege. Now that my work is done, and our journey around the world becomes a memory, I dwell on nothing with more pleasure than that grace, kindness, and courtesy, that consideration for all, which was ever present to every member of our party, and which brightened many a weary hour of travel. As a token of my grateful remembrance I dedicate to you, Madam, this work, and ask you to accept it as a tribute of my friendship and esteem.
With great respect,
John Russell Young.
New York, December 13, 1879.