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Letter : Hong Kong, to Stilson Hutchins, 1879 June 29.

Author: John Singleton Mosby; Stilson Hutchins
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Letter to Hutchins, then editor of the Washington Post, is in Mosby's hand on stationery with the United States consulate letterhead but marked "private."

Written while Mosby served as United States Consul in Hong Kong, the letter briefly mentions General Grant's visit and promises an article for the Washington Post.

Mosby then gives an account of American diplomatic corruption in China which he has uncovered. He singles out U.S. minister George Frederick Seward as the chief criminal, defends his own reputation, and deplores the inaction of Congress.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Letters
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Ulysses S Grant; George F Seward; Ulysses S Grant; George F Seward
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Singleton Mosby; Stilson Hutchins
OCLC Number: 29733891
Description: 1 item (3 p.)

Abstract:

Letter to Hutchins, then editor of the Washington Post, is in Mosby's hand on stationery with the United States consulate letterhead but marked "private."

Written while Mosby served as United States Consul in Hong Kong, the letter briefly mentions General Grant's visit and promises an article for the Washington Post.

Mosby then gives an account of American diplomatic corruption in China which he has uncovered. He singles out U.S. minister George Frederick Seward as the chief criminal, defends his own reputation, and deplores the inaction of Congress.

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