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mous publication, abounds in useful information, and, upon the whole, exhibits a more faithful picture of the Burmans and their country, than the more ambitious and agreeable narrative of his predecessor. In 1802, Colonel Symes went on a second mission to Ava, which was attended by no satisfactory result. Of this no account has been published, nor did the envoy avail himself of the additional information which he collected, for the correction of his former statements or opinions. In 1809, Major Canning was entrusted with a mission to Ava, the difficult object of which was to explain to the Burmans the nature of our system of blockade. The information collected by this officer tended to correct the highly-coloured picture of the Burman nation, drawn by his immediate predecessor.
Household Temple in silver, with an image of Budd'ha.Household Temple in silver, with an image of Budd'ha.