sir john bo wring's journal.
Second King, telling him that I should be glad to visit his Majesty privately at any time, and publicly after the audience with the First King.
A letter from the King, enclosing a farewell letter to his Majesty, from Colonel Butterworth, governor of the Straits Settlements, announcing the appointment of Mr. Blundell as his successor. Colonel Butterworth speaks of a son of the First King as heir to the throne, of whom we have never before heard, but understood that the Second King was to be the First King's successor. The King sends his cards to the two gentlemen who accompanied me, and expresses satisfaction with the interview of last evening. His messengers afterwards came, and I agreed with them that there should be another reception to-morrow.
The Catholic missionaries of the French Propaganda came, headed by Monseigneur Miche, the Bishop of Cambodia. He lives at a place two leagues from Udong (the capital), called Powhahu. Bishop Pallegoix is expected from Europe very soon. The others were MM. Clemenceau the pro-vicaire, Dupont, and Dunest. They gave a list of their whole body in the Siamese MissionaLarenaudie, Gibarta, Lequeux, Marin, Ducas, Tessier, and Georgel. There is one, M. Ranfaing, fixed at Chantabun, one hundred leagues distant from Bangkok. Monseigneur represents the Cambodians as paying tribute to both the Cochin Chinese and the Siamese, and equally afraid of bothA He says that persecutions against the Catholics are actively carried on in Cochin China, especially against native Catholics.
At halfApast five o'clock the Phra Klang came, and IAt halfA past five o'clock the Phra Klang came, and I