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Alcock alcohol altogether amount Appendix Bengal British Government British opium policy Calcutta Canton Captain Elliot chests China Chinese Government commercial Company's consumed consumption course demand districts duty East India Company East India Finance edicts effects Emperor Emperor of China Empire England English evidence evil export extend the cultivation fact foreign Governor habit Hong merchants honourable Ibid Imperial import increase Indian Government indulgence injurious intercourse land laws legalization Lintin Lord Elgin Lord Palmerston Majesty's Majesty's Government Malwa manufacture ment millions missionary moderate monopoly moral nation native opium officials opinion opium merchants opium revenue opium trade opium traffic opium-smoking Patna Peking piculs pipe poppy poppy cultivation port practice present produced profits prohibition province quantity of opium regard Report result ships smugglers smuggling trade spirits stimulants superintendent supply Szechuen taels tion treaty Treaty of Tientsin vice whole Wilfred Lawson Yunnan
Page 84 - ... to protect an infamous contraband traffic, and if it were never to be hoisted except as it is now hoisted on the coast of China, we should recoil from its sight with horror...
Page 236 - In the morning, these creatures have a most wretched appearance, evincing no symptoms of being refreshed or invigorated by sleep, however profound. There is a remarkable dryness or burning in the throat, which urges them to repeat the opium-smoking.
Page 239 - Think of me as of one, even when four months had passed, still agitated, writhing, throbbing, palpitating, shattered ; and much, perhaps, in the situation of him who has been racked...
Page 284 - India Company, and for the better government of His Majesty's Indian territories, should be read a second time.
Page 120 - It is true I cannot prevent the introduction of the flowing poison ; gain-seeking and corrupt men will for profit and sensuality, defeat my wishes ; but nothing will induce me to derive a revenue from the vice and misery of my people.
Page 235 - China, it does not appear that the Chinese in easy circumstances, and who have the comforts of life about them, are materially affected in respect to longevity by addiction to this habit.
Page 266 - Elliott the decision which they ought to have made known months, not to say years before, that "her Majesty's Government could not interfere for the purpose of enabling British subjects to violate the laws of the country with which they trade;" and that "any loss therefore which such persons may suffer in consequence of the more effectual execution of the Chinese laws on this subject must be borne by the parties who have brought that loss on themselves by their own acts.
Page 127 - This matter is injurious to commercial interests in no ordinary degree. If His Excellency the British Minister cannot, before it is too late, arrange a plan for a joint prohibition (of the traffic), then no matter with what devotedness the writers may plead, they may be unable to cause the people to put aside all ill-feeling and so strengthen friendly relations as to place them for ever beyond fear of disturbance.