Person:Edmund Roberts (4)

  1. Edmund Roberts1784 - 1836
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Name Edmund Roberts
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 Jun 1784 Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Death[1] 12 Jun 1836 Macau, People's Republic of China
Reference Number? Q5339785?

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Edmund Roberts, appointed by President Andrew Jackson as the United States' first envoy to the Far East, went on the USS Peacock on two consecutive non-resident diplomatic missions to the courts of Cochinchina, Thailand ("Siam") and Muscat and Oman during the years 1832–6.

Roberts concluded treaties with Thailand and Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, ratified in Washington, D.C. 30 June 1834. He returned in 1836 to exchange ratifications with Oman and Thailand and to the court of Minh Mạng in Cochinchina for a second attempt at negotiation. He fell seriously ill with dysentery and died in Portuguese Macau, which precluded his becoming America's first envoy to Edo Japan.[1]

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