Perry English Document

 


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U.S Steam Frigate Mississippi

Simoda, Sept. 28th 1854.

Sir:
I had the honor, on yesterday, to receive a verbal communication rendered in Dutch, from you, in answer to my letter of the day preceeding.

I have to express my graitification at the spirit in evinces, and at your promptness in placing the spar buoys as requested, and surmounting them with flags.

I share the honor to be

Very Respectfully

Your Obs. Servant

J. J. Lee

Commander

Isa Sintshiro Lieut. Gov.

of the Imperial City of Simoda

Japan.

 

Japanese Translation

八月七日米船主リー書

組頭ヘ 翰受取挨拶の件

(裏書き推測)

八月七日、リイヨリ後度差出候書面證文

 

先日差上候書面に付御口上之御返答蘭語に御飜譯

被下昨日落手仕候 右文面中御懇意之趣 被仰下

支配組顼伊佐新次郎へ、書翰受取挨拶の件 且澪机幷旗御用

被成下候趣大悦奉存候、此段敬

御請申上候

千八百五十四年第九月廿八日 下田港において蒸氣船ミシツヒ

船将

エスエスリー

 

下田御奉行助勤