Higher up is Prome; while there is another place, Martaban, on the shore of the gulf of that name.
Leaving a garrison at Martaban, we proceeded to Rangoon, which had not given in.
Stanley went down with the rest to Martaban, and his uncle sailed for Chittagong.
Mastic, Japan lacquer, and Martaban varnish are some of their products.
Meantime, we heard that Martaban, which had been left with a very small garrison, had been attacked by the Burmese.
They have a factory in Pegu, another in Aracan, and one in the river of Martaban.
A similar tree is found in great abundance and perfection at Martaban.
Martaban was taken on the 5th of April 1852, and Rangoon and Bassein shortly afterwards.
From Tavay to Martaban, in the kingdom of Pegu, the distance is 72 miles.