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mine. He might have procured its establishment in England, or France, or Germany; but as he himself had expressed it, the light that had enlightened him shone from America and from New England, and to America and New England he was resolved from the first this Mission should repair.

He was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Mission, receiving with the appointment his second promotion in rank, viz,—to the Third or Blue Button grade. With him was associated, as co-commissioner, a venerable scholar and dignitary,—Chin Lan Pin by name,—who, however, remained in this country less than two years, yielding his place to a younger man, Ngau Ngoh Liang, well-born, distinguished for learning, and a most agreeable gentleman.

The students of the Mission have thus far, with very few exceptions, exhibited excellent ability as scholars, and in many instances extraordinary ability, and with fewer exceptions still have been marked by their exemplary conduct. They have everywhere been most hospitably received. They are certainly worthy to be objects of the highest and most friendly interest to every Christian citizen of the United States.

Yung Wing was appointed, December 11, 1876, Associate Minister with _his_£ormex-cdk league in the Educational Mission, Chin Lan Pin, to the United States, Peru and Spain. On this occasion he was again promoted in rank,— that is, to Second or Red Button grade, and invested with the title of Tao-tai (or Intendant) of the Province of Kiang Su.

He expects, on the now approaching arrival of Chin Lan Pin in the country, to take up his residence in Washington, yet not to relinquish the general superintendence of the institution which is so dear to him and has cost him so much, and in which are bound up his best patriotic hopes for his native land,—for he is a patriot from head to foot, in every fiber of his body. He loves the Chinese nation and believes in it, doubting not that there is before it a grand career worthy of its noble soil and of its august antiquity.

If it were the aim of the writer to magnify Yung Wing,—which it is not, but only to tell the story of the Chinese Educational Mission to the United States,—there are many things more that might be related of him, all going to show him to be of the stuff that heroes are made of, and one of the most significant characters in modern civilization. But because to relate them would be aside from the purpose in hand, and

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also because it would grievously offend Yung Wing to have them published, they are passed by. It must be said, for the last word, that even in attributing to him so much credit of the Educational Mission itself, the share he allows himself is very far exceeded. He is accustomed- to assign the chief honor of it to those three men of China who helped it so potently with their influence. Tsang Koh Fan died in 1871. His portrait hangs on the wall of the Mission House in Hartford; and the portraits of the other two are there also. The boys are taught to reverence these men as their benefactors. And they are worthy of reverence. Their names deserve to be remembered, and will be, and not alone in China. Yet undoubtedly had there been no Yung Wing, that illustrious good deed of theirs had never been performed.

INDEX

American Board of Commis-
sioners for Foreign Missions,
17, 43, 52, 58.

An Hwui, province, 124.

Anglo-Chinese dictionary, First,
compiled by Dr. Robert Mor-
rison, 14, 114.

Anhui, province, M.

Annapolis, Naval Academy at,
Chinese students refused ad-
mission, 207.

Arch, Stone, marking boundary
between Chehkiang and
Kiangsi, 83.

Arnold, Dr. Thomas, of Rugby,
31.

Arsenal, see Kiang Nan Ar-
senal.

Assam tea, see Tea.

Auburn Academy, Auburn,
N. Y, 22.

Baltimore clipper ships, 80.

Barnes, Brigadier-General, of
Springfield, Mass., 158.

Bartlett, Daniel, son of Rer.
Shubael Bartlett, 26.

Bartlett, Prof. David E., 24.

Bartlett, Mrs. Fanny P., 24.

Bartlett, Rev. Shubael, pastor
of East Windsor (Conn.)
Congregational church, 25, 26.

Bible, The, translated by Dr.
Robert Morrison, 14, 114.

Blaine, James G., champion
against Chinese, 208.

Blue feather. Wearing of,
mark of rank, 154; see also
Rank.

Boats, Chinese, 79, 82.

Bore of Tsientang River, 81.

Bribery in Chinese govern-
ment, one cause of Taiping
rebellion, 119; see also Graft.

Bridgeman, E. C, work on
Anglo-Chinese dictionary,

114.

"Brothers in Unity," debating
society at Yale, Yung Wing
assistant librarian, 39; see
also "I.inonia."

Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth, home at
East Windsor, Conn., 25.

Brown, Mrs. Phoebe H., mother
of Dr. S. R. Brown, 29; au-
thor of hymn, 30, 252.

Brown, Miss Rebekah, pre-
ceptress at Munson Academy,
28; also 189.

Brown, Dr. Samuel Robins,
opens Morrison school (1889),
13; assisted by W. A. Macy,
16; personal qualifications,
17; return to U. S. accom-
panied by three students, 18;
provides for support of their
parents, 19; willow trees
planted at Auburn, N. Y.,
33; uses influence in obtain-
ing financial support for
Yung Wing, 36; also 12, 34,
36, 43.

Burlingame Treaty of 1868 dis-
regarded, 208.

Bushnell, Dr. Horace, meeting
with Yung Wing, 256.

Campbell, A. A., 20.

Canton, city, Wong Foon prac-
tices medicine in, 33; dialect
of, 52; revolting conditions
attending insurrection (1855),
53.

Canton and Siang Tan, over-
land transport trade between,
87.

"Celestial Empire of Univer-
sal Peace," 120.

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