William H. Seward's Travels around the World

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: Mr. Seward's Companions.--His Farewell to his Neighbors.--Western New York.--Niagara.--Canada and its Destiny.--Influence of Immigration.--Africo-Americans.--Detroit.--Chicago.--PresidentGrant. --Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.--Cedar Rapids.--Omaha.--New Classification of States.--Council Bluffs.--Bridges over Navigable Rivers.--Settlement of Western States.--Cheyenne.--The Rocky Mountains.--Influence of Mountain States.--Sherman.--Separation.--Mountain Nomenclature.--Weber Cañon.-- Salt Lake City.--The Mormons, their Doctrines, Secular Priesthood.--Brigham Young's Sermon.--His Family.--Polygamy.--The Irrepressible Conflict in Utah.--The Shoshones.--Destiny of the Indians.--Sierra Nevada.--Reno.-- Railroads.--Result of Abolition of Slavery.--Sacramento.--Arrival at San Francisco.--Civilization of California.--Chinese Immigration,
II. FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO JAPAN : The Vessels of the Pacific Mail Line.--Our Fellow-Passengers.--"The Great Company of the Preachers."--The Chinese Passengers.--The Great Event of the Voyage.--The Moods of the Sea.--A Still Greater Event.--The Loss of a Day.--The Gyascutus.--The Beginning of the End.--The Coast of Japan.--The Ocean-Fisheries, 31
I. YOKOHAMA AND ITS VICINITY : The Bay of Yokohama.--Natives and Foreigners. --Native Costumes.--Japanese Barbers.--The Tokaido.--Japanese Cemeteries, Gardens, and Temples.--Monks and Monasteries.--Kamakura.--The Great Statue of Buddha.--The Daibutz, 39
II. VISIT TO YEDDO.--INTERVIEW WITH THE MIKADO : Interview with the Japanese Prime-Minister.--Tremendous Storm.--Some Points of History.--The Mikado and the Tycoon.--Japanese Foreign Office.--MinisterSawa.--The Question of Saghalien.--The Tombs of the Tycoons.--A Speck of War.--The Delmonico of Yeddo.--Sketches of Yeddo.--The Interview with the Mikado, 53
III. FROM YEDDO TO SHANGHAI : Hiogo.--The Place of Massacre.--A Japanese Steamer. --The Gulf of Osaka.--A Harem on a Picnic.--The City of Osaka.--The Tycoon's Castle.--Japanese Troops.--Nagasaki.--Beautiful Scenery.--Christians of Nagasaki.--Japanese Character.--Departure for China.--Concluding Reflections on Japan, 86


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