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CAPTAIN BLISSET, an Englishman of birth and large fortune, had commanded an English line of battle ship during the late war; but his vessel having been paid off at the genea ral peace in 1813, he found himself without professional occupation to engage his time, and being of an active mind and enterprising disa position, determined to devote the leisure he Blow enjoyed to the purpose of extending his kuowledge of foreign countries; with this vir w Bie had fortunately obtained an appointment from the English government, which had given tim in charge to conduct Mirza Abul Ilassau, Küll, the Persian Ambassador, so far as the shori e of Asia, on his return from England to bia ziative country.

Arrived at Bombay, from whence his illustrious fellow-traveller had pro. Creded direct to the Persian dominions ; after giving the most cordial invitation to Çıptain Blisset to visit him there; our countrymas

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