EMBASSY TO SIAM
Mission visited by the Portuguese Consul.a Rapacity of the Court.a State of Parties.a Visit to the Portuguese Consul.a Visit to Siamese Temples, and description of them.a Number and Variety of the Votaries.a Their conduct.a Visit to the town of Bang-kok.a Buddhist Temple.a Hindu Temple.a Ancient Ruins.a Commencement of the Negotiation.a Relics of Gautama.a Despatches sent by the Mission across the Peninsula.a Visit to the Prince Krom-chiat, and Conversation held with him. a Opinion entertained by the Siamese respecting our Indian Conquests. a Funeral of a Siamese. a Excursion to the Neighbourhood of Bang-kok.a Religious Regard of the Siamese for Animal Life.a Splendid Temple constructing by the Prince Krom-chiat.a Negotiation renewed.a Kinga s Character and Employments.a Annual Ceremony of the Kinga s holding the Plough.a Punishment of a Christian Interpreter.a Arrival of a Portuguese and an English Merchant Vessel.
April 9.a We received this morning a visit from Mr. De Silveiro. This gentleman had come to Siam about two years before, with the title