Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years 1857, '58, '59, Volume 2

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W. Blackwood and sons, 1859 - China
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Page 247 - Holanda captain,' which was the signal for him to draw near and make his obeisances ; accordingly he crawled on his hands and knees to a place shown him, between the presents ranged in due order on one side, and the place where the Emperor sat on the other ; and there kneeling, he bowed his forehead quite down to the ground, and so crawled backwards like a crab, without uttering a single word. So mean and short a thing is the audience we have with this mighty monarch.
Page 485 - All questions in regard to rights, whether of property, or person, arising between citizens of the United States in China, shall be subject to the jurisdiction of, and regulated by, the authorities of their own government.
Page 14 - Desima, and chose to suffer many hardships in a foreign and heathen country, to be remiss in performing divine service on Sundays and solemn festivals, to leave off praying and singing of psalms...
Page 38 - The Bonzes of all the sects having concurred in a request to the Emperor that he would expel our monks from Japan, the prince, troubled with their importunities, inquired how many different religions there were in Japan \ ' Thirty-five,' was the reply. ' Well,' said he, 'where thirty-five sects can be tolerated, we can easily bear with thirtysix : leave the strangers in peace.
Page 482 - Knight of the most ancient and most noble Order of the Thistle...
Page 485 - Chinese authorities, according to the laws of China. British subjects who may commit any crime in China shall be tried and punished by the Consul, or other public functionary authorized thereto, according to the laws of Great Britain.
Page 488 - All goods imported into Japan, and which have paid the duty fixed by this treaty, may be transported by the Japanese, into any part of the empire, without the payment of any tax, excise or transit duty, whatever.
Page 486 - Japanese subjects may freely use foreign or Japanese coin, in making payments to each other. As some time will elapse before the Japanese will become acquainted with the value of foreign coin, the Japanese Government will, for the period of one year after the opening of each port, furnish British subjects with Japanese coin in exchange for theirs, equal weights being given, and no discount taken for re-coinage.
Page 486 - States navy may be landed at Kanagawa, Hakodadi, and Nagasaki, and stored in warehouses, in the custody of an officer of the American government, without the payment of any duty. But if any such supplies are sold in Japan, the purchaser shall pay the proper duty to the Japanese authorities.
Page 489 - It is agreed that either of the High Contracting Parties to this Treaty may demand a further revision of the...

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