Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan

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The "Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan: performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States" is a printed history, in 3 volumes, of the Perry Expedition, written by Francis L. Hawks, under the supervision of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, and using the written materials compiled by Perry & his colleagues on the expedition. The series was first presented as a report to the United States Senate, then published commercially, in 1856.

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