The Chinese War: An Account of All the Operations of the British Forces from the Commencement to the Treaty of Nanking

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Saunders and Otley, 1844 - China - 522 pages
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Page 451 - Lasting peace and friendship between the two empires. 2. China to pay twenty-one millions of dollars in the course of the present and three succeeding years. 3. The ports of Canton, Amoy, Foo-chow-foo, Ningpo, and Shanghai to be thrown open to British merchants, consular officers to be appointed to reside at them, and regular and just tariffs of import and export (as well as inland transit) duties to be established and published. 4. The island of...
Page 397 - She was cold and had been long dead. One arm clasped her neck, over which a silk scarf was thrown, to conceal the gash in her throat which had destroyed her life. Near her lay the corpse of a woman somewhat more advanced in years, stretched on a silk coverlet, her features distorted, and her eyes open and fixed, as if she had died by poison or strangulation.
Page 404 - At length, however, Mr. Morrison, the interpreter, discovered a man who had acted in the capacity of secretary to Hailing, secreted in an out-house of a building in the Tartar quarter, and from him he elicited the particulars of the fate of this gallant man. " After haranguing his troops, he had mounted his horse, and placing...
Page 287 - Tartar city,' many had evidently not been their own executioners, but the greater number appeared to have destroyed themselves by strangulation, or by poison, after hearing of the defeat of their troops outside the city, and impelled, doubtless, by the exhortations and threats of the fugitives from the field, and by the near approach of the dreadful foreigners, at whose hands they had been taught to expect the most unheard of atrocities.
Page 452 - ... Majesty, her heirs and successors. 5. All subjects of her Britannic Majesty (whether natives of Europe or India) who may be confined in any part of the Chinese empire, to be unconditionally released. 6.
Page 190 - Madras rifles having observed that a large body of the enemy were escaping from the scene of indiscriminate slaughter, along the opposite bank of the river, from the citadel and batteries which the naval brigade had stormed, separated themselves, and pushing across the bridge of boats severed the retreating column in two, and before the Chinese could be prevailed upon to surrender themselves prisoners of war a great number ot them were shot down or driven into the water and drowned.
Page 238 - At this juncture Capt. Moore's howitzer came up ; and being run to the front, opened upon the living wall before them with case-shot, at a distance not exceeding twenty to thirty yards. The effect was terrific...
Page 405 - ... unconsumed, and the bones of the thighs and feet, though partially calcined, retained enough of their original form and appearance to be recognised. The floor of the room was paved, and the flames had consequently not extended beyond the pile of fuel. Thus perished this brave man, whose devotion to his country rendered him, to quote the words of Sir Henry Pottinger's proclamation, " worthy. of a nobler and a better fate.
Page 452 - An act of full and entire amnesty to be published by the emperor, under his imperial sign manual and seal, to all Chinese subjects, on account of their having held service or intercourse with, or resided under the British Government or its officers. " 7. Correspondence to be conducted on terms of perfect equality amongst the officers of both governments.
Page 106 - The Plenipotentiary now permits himself to make a few general observations. The oblivion of past and redressed injuries will follow naturally from the right feeling of the Queen's subjects. Indeed, it should be remembered that no extent of modification resulting only from political intervention can be efficacious in the steady improvement of our condition, unless it be systematically seconded by conciliatory treatment of the people and becoming deference for the institutions and government of the...

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