Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

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Hugh Chisholm
Encyclopaedia britannica Company, 1911 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Page 244 - Japan and Russia reciprocally engage not to obstruct any general measures common to all countries, which China may take for the development of the commerce and industry of Manchuria.
Page 283 - For this purpose you are to make the most candid and confidential communications upon all subjects to the ministers of our generous ally the King of France, to undertake nothing in the negotiations for peace or truce without their knowledge and concurrence and ultimately to govern yourselves by their advice and Opinion...
Page 133 - The island is divided into three counties, Surrey in the east, Middlesex in the centre, and Cornwall in the west, and each of these is subdivided into five parishes.
Page 231 - So long as the sun warms the earth, let no Christian be so bold as to come to Japan, and let all know that if King Philip himself, or even the very God of the Christians, or the great Shaka contravene this prohibition, they shall pay for it with their heads.
Page 284 - not being above the burthen of seventy tons" were placed on the same footing with British vessels, in respect to the trade of the United States with the British West-Indies, with a proviso, that they were not to carry molasses, sugar, coffee, cocoa, or cotton to any part of the world, except the United States, either from the islands, or from the United States. This article was not agreed to, on the part of the United States, and the treaty was ratified by both governments without it.
Page 288 - I considered four of these bills, passed or reported, as forming a system by which every fibre would be eradicated of ancient or future aristocracy ; and a foundation laid for a government truly republican. The repeal of the laws of entail would prevent the accumulation and perpetuation of wealth, in select families, and preserve the soil of the country from being daily more and more absorbed in mortmain.
Page 230 - Shogunate. (3) English ships are free to visit any port in Japan. If disabled by storms, they may put into any harbour. (4) Ground in the place in Yedo which they may desire shall be given to the English, and they may erect houses and reside and trade there.
Page 225 - Hotoke: although the outrage merits the most extreme punishment, wishing nevertheless to show them mercy, we order them under pain of death to quit Japan within twenty days. During that space no harm or hurt will be done to them.
Page 226 - Christian*. have .ord.ered these foreigners to be treated thusj because they have come from the Philippines to Japan, calling themselves ambassadors, although they were not so; because they have remained here far too long without my permission; because, in defiance of my prohibition, they have built churches, preached their religion and caused disorders.
Page 201 - There are nine departments of state presided over by ministers — foreign affairs, home affairs, finance, war, navy, justice, education, agriculture and commerce, communications.

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