having recruited quite an army of educators in Western civilization.
This was the beginning of the friendly relations between the United States and Japan.
Soon after the visit of the embassy, the first Japanese minister made his appearance-Mr. Mori and his interesting family, who has been succeeded from time to time by other most interesting diplomats.
Mr. Yoshida, one of the early ministers from Japan, became so much interested in the United States and its progress that his family adoptes. Williams, Secretary and Mrs. Delano, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John Delano, were in the Presidential party, while the Diplomatic Corps, led by the Dean Blacque Bey of Turkey, Sir Edward Thornton, the Marquis de Naoville of France, Mr. and Madame Mori of Japan, and the Peruvian minister, all in full court dress — as on the occasion of all inaugural balls, the ladies wearing their most gorgeous gowns-attended the ball, and the grand promenade was given.
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