\t͡ʃˈɛstə hˈɒlkuːm], \tʃˈɛstə hˈɒlkuːm], \tʃ_ˈɛ_s_t_ə h_ˈɒ_l_k_uː_m]\
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An American author and diplomat; born in Winfield, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1844. He was interpreter and secretary U. S. legation, Peking, China, 1871-85, acting minister during six years and was prominent in negotiating various important treaties. He wrote (in Chinese) "Mental Arithmetic" (1873); "Life of Christ" (1875); "Translation of Declaration of Independence". In English, "The Practical Effect of Confucianism upon the Chinese Nation" (1882); "Travels in Western China" (1875); "The Real Chinaman" (1895); "The Real Chinese Question" (1899).
By Charles Dudley Warner
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- organized by Continental Congress, October 28, 1779, from earlier more numerous Committee. consisted two members Congress five others and had charge of all naval marine affairs. It was abolished February 7, 1781, upon the creation Secretary Marine.