Collection of Hong Liangji (Chinese classical literature by 洪亮吉

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12 48 MILLER Balestier's entire mission was plagued with delays and with tension and d i s a g r e e m e n t s with the s h i p ' s c o m m o d o r e . His m i s s i o n to C o c h i n c h i n a failed for m a n y o f the s a m e reasons the two R o b e r t s missions f a i l e d - - 2 distant cultures were talking past each other, and the i m p o r t a n c e o f each to the other was insufficient to o v e r c o m e these barriers.

II ~" --I ~" t Pages from the Record of Mission U n d e r t a k e n by E d m u n d Roberts, Special Agent, including text of President Andrew J a c k s o n ' s letter to the E m p e r o r of Cochinchina. Photocopy courtesy of US Department of State Archives, S p e c i a l A g e n t s , pp. 37-38. EDMUND ROBERTS AND THE I0". C/ . ~ ¢~ ~ _ . ~ o ~ _ . : 'd.. J. " ~,~ ~,," • ~. " ~ - "~ ~ - ~ , ~ / ~- ~ : ~ ~ ¢" ,. ~_ ~ /. ~,,'-4- ~ ~ ~ . - " - ~ , / ..... -'4 ~ - J ~ _ . ,~_i_ .. I i Z~ 27 PEACOCK " • v , ~ "~ -',,7 .

The Lakak then asked if Roberts could c o m e on shore, and R u s c h e n b e r g e r repeated that etiquette required the Lakak to call on Mr. Roberts on board first. Further discussion ensued; Ruschenberger repeated he would convey the L a k a k ' s proposals to Roberts, but he thought it probable the ships w o u l d sail that e v e n i n g . T h e L a k a k then said a r e p l y f r o m the emperor was likely in three to five days, and he would try to procure some medicines for the sick on board.

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