Journal of a residence in Circassia during the years 1837, 1838, and 1839 by James Stanislaus Bell (Vol. I & II)

Journal of a residence in Circassia during the years 1837, 1838, and 1839 by James Stanislaus Bell (Vol. I & II)Publication date: 1840
Publisher London : Edward Moxon
Language: English
2 Volumes
London, 1840. This book contains color illustrations.

"Those of my readers who happen to have heard of the "Affair of the Vixen," will be already aware that my first visit to Circassia was induced by mercantile objects-the establishment of trade with the natives. On my second visit to that country I had the same objects in view, in consequence of the expectation then generally prevalent, that our Government would have enforced reparation for the seizure of the Vixen, thereby affording an opening for trade  but the expedition was undertaken at the desire (as I was led to suppose) of Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, intimated by the Under- secretary, Mr. Strangways, to Mr. Urquhart, then Secretary of Legation at Constantinople, who communicated it to and made arrangements with me."

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