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and were therefore common property, I made application to Government for the favour of being allowed to copy portions of my journal especially that part relating to Loo-Choo—which would have enabled me to supply the links between the published accounts : but my request was peremptorily denied.
During my journeys and voyages in those remote parts of the world, I was treated with great kindness and hospitality by the English and American merchants and officials established there, and received assistance in the prosecution of my plans, which I now take sincere pleasure in acknowledging. I desire, especially, to return my thanks to Commodore Perry, to whose kindness I was indebted for the most
interesting portion of my experiences; to the Hon. H. Marshall, late U. S. Commissioner to China; to Capt. Buchanan, U. S. N.; to Edward Cunningham, Esq., U. S. Vice-Consul at Shanghai; to Henry G. Keene, Esq., of the E. I. Company's Civil Service, and Capt. R. Baird Smith, of the Bengal Engineers ; and to the English and American Missionaries in India and China, from all of whom I received every assistance in their power to bestow.