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INDEX 285 from American college, 18, 39, 49; popularity, 40; de- termination to carry Western education into China, 41; abandons scientific course and returns to China, 42; story of voyage (185//- 55), 43; meeting with his mother, 48; college degree, 50; mother's death (1858), 51; residence in Canton, regain- ing the language, 52; revolt- ing consequences of Kwang Tung rebellion, 53; sympa- thies stirred, 56; private sec- retary to Dr. Peter Parker, 59; interpreter in Hong Kong Supreme Court, 59; studies law, 59; apprentice to at- torney, 60; opposition of British colony, 60; resigna- tion, 62; passage from Shang- hai to Hong Kong in ship Florence, 62; position in Imperial Customs, 63; system of graft leading to resigna- tion, 63; mercantile life, 67; night encounter with men from ship Eureka, 67; and other personal insults, 70; reputation as translator, 74; draws up petition for relief of sufferers in Yellow River inundation, 75; introduced to Li Jen Shu, 76; ground for declining position as compra- dor, 77; packing tea, 78; goes to Hangchau, 80; ascends Tsientang River, 82, 85 ; takes trip to hunt after yellow silk, 88; return to Nih Kia Shi, 90; learns process of pre- paring tea for foreign mar- ket, 91; first journey in in- terior of China, 93; silk busi- ness, 94; with missionaries to Nanking (1859), 96; experi- ences en route, 98; arrival at Tan Yang and conversation with Commandant, 101 ; courteous treatment, 105 ; gates of Ku Yung closed against them, 106; Nanking reached, 106; introduction to I. C. Roberts, 107; renews acquaintance with Hung Jin, 108; points suggested by journey, 109; conditions of joining Taiping government, 109; interview with Kan Wong resulting in offer of title of fourth oflScial rank, 110; refusal, 111; passport granted and return journey to Shanghai made, 112; at- tention turned to money- making, 123; interview with tea-merchants at Shanghai, 124; expedition to Taiping to buy tea, 125; routes chosen and particulars of journey, 126; escorts treasure on suc- ceeding expeditions, 128; mid- night adventure with maraud- ing horde, 130; ill health and relinquishment of tea busi- ness, 135; invited to call on Vigeroy Tsang Kwoh Fan (1863), 137; enters service of state government {1863), 140; arrival at Ngan Khing and interview with Viceroy, 143, 150; temporary abode at military headquarters, 148; suggestions for establishing machine shop, 149; em- powered to purchase machin- ery, 152; commission received {1863), 154; fifth official rank conferred, 154; route from Shanghai to New York, 155; class re-union at Yale, 156; order for machinery executed at Fitchburg, Mass., 156; offers himself to U. S. government as volunteer, 157; return to China, 160; report on purchase of machinery, 165; created mandarin {1865), 166; government in- terpreter and translator, 166; Cotton's Geography and parts of Parsons on Contracts translated, 167; school of engineering suggested to Viceroy, 168; secures co-