” The expense of a war could be paid in time, but the expense of opium, when once the habit is formed, will only increase with time. “


” The President is of opinion that if Japan makes a treaty with the United States, all other foreign countries will make the same kind of a treaty, and Japan will be safe thereafter. “


” It will be quite satisfactory if you open them gradually, as the circumstances may require, but the President assures you that this will not be the case if you make a treaty with England first. “


” When the ambassadors of other foreign countries come to Japan to make treaties, they can be told that such and such a treaty has been made with the ambassador of the United States, and they will rest satisfied with this. “


” If I write in my name to the agents of England and France residing in Asia and inform them that Japan is ready to make a commercial treaty with their countries, the number of steamers will be reduced from fifty to two or three. “



All 5 Townsend Harris Quotes about Will in picture


The expense of a war could be paid in time, but the expense of opium, when once the habit is formed, will only increase with time.
The President is of opinion that if Japan makes a treaty with the United States, all other foreign countries will make the same kind of a treaty, and Japan will be safe thereafter.


It will be quite satisfactory if you open them gradually, as the circumstances may require, but the President assures you that this will not be the case if you make a treaty with England first.
When the ambassadors of other foreign countries come to Japan to make treaties, they can be told that such and such a treaty has been made with the ambassador of the United States, and they will rest satisfied with this.
If I write in my name to the agents of England and France residing in Asia and inform them that Japan is ready to make a commercial treaty with their countries, the number of steamers will be reduced from fifty to two or three.
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