Book/Printed Material Embassy to the eastern courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat; in the U.S. sloop-of-war Peacock ... during the years 1832-3-4.

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Title

  • Embassy to the eastern courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat; in the U.S. sloop-of-war Peacock ... during the years 1832-3-4.

Summary

  • In 1832 U.S. president Andrew Jackson, acting on the advice of Secretary of the Navy Levi Woodbury, dispatched Edmund Roberts as a "special agent of the government," empowered to negotiate treaties of amity and commerce with countries in Asia. The objective was to expand trade between these countries and the United States. Between early 1832 and May 1834, Roberts circumnavigated the globe in the U.S. Navy sloop Peacock. In the course of his journey, he negotiated agreements with the sultan of Muscat (Oman) and the king of Siam (Thailand). He failed to conclude an agreement with Cochin-China (present-day Vietnam). Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat is Roberts's account of his voyage. In addition to detailed accounts of his discussions with the three courts that were the object of his mission, the book contains descriptions of other countries visited by the Peacock, which included Brazil, Uruguay, the Philippines, China, Singapore, and Indonesia. The appendix contains a number of interesting documents, including tables of trade statistics, a treatise on tea and tea consumption, an essay on the Semang people of the Malay Peninsula, and the translated text of a letter from the sultan of Muscat to the president of the United States. World Digital Library.

Contributor Names

  • Roberts, Edmund, 1784-1836.

Created / Published

  • New York, Harper & brothers, 1837.

Subject Headings

  • -  Indochina--Commerce
  • -  Indochina--Description and travel

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site, and in microrm.
  • -  Microfilm. Washington, D.C., Library of Congress.
  • -  digital files not viewed; td12 2013-8-27
  • -  LAC knj 2020-03-04 no edits (1 card)

Medium

  • 432 p. 21 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DS507 .R64
  • Microfilm 32708 DS

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 05012055

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Roberts, Edmund. Embassy to the eastern courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat; in the U.S. sloop-of-war Peacock ... during the years -3-4. New York, Harper & brothers, 1837. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/05012055/.

APA citation style:

Roberts, E. (1837) Embassy to the eastern courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat; in the U.S. sloop-of-war Peacock ... during the years -3-4. New York, Harper & brothers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05012055/.

MLA citation style:

Roberts, Edmund. Embassy to the eastern courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat; in the U.S. sloop-of-war Peacock ... during the years -3-4. New York, Harper & brothers, 1837. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05012055/>.