The Chinese Repository Volume 6-10

The Chinese Repository Volume 6-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...of his official conduct. In the absence of such explanations, our impression is--that while the United States will always extend to foreign built vessels purchased by Americans, the protection accorded by acts of congress of 1802 and 1803, they yet confine all certification to the home authorities, because it cannot in their view be safely intrusted to the consuls. 22d. The failure of the Chuenpe negotiation led to other consequences of a much more serious nature. The commissioner renewing his commands to the British fleet ' to enter the port or leave the coast, ' under pain of capture or destruction, the superintendent proceeded with twosloops-of-war to the Bogue, to demand the withdrawal of these offensive orders. No.satisfaction being alVordi.-d, and tin; Chinese lleel showing signs of hostile preparation, the;Juup.-! liegiui a fire which shortly disabled or destroyed several of the jnnks, with some scores or hundreds of their people. On this conflict, opinions are, we believe, much divided; some joining with the superintendent in lamenting the carnage; the most regretting that the complete destruction of the fleet was not effected. We do not hesitate in this diversity to take the side of the superintendent and of humanity. And we would further respectfully ask, was it, then, for the safety of life and property, that the retirement from Canton was ordered? And are these the fruits of that measure? With all allowance for difference of value between Chinese and British blood, could any consequences so costly have resulted from a continued residence at the factories? We know these questions will be answered with a show of triumph, by pointing to the violences of the commissioner. But the reference is not satisfactory. Had the orders to repair to..show more

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  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 721g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236681363
  • 9781236681362