Crime and Government at Hong Kong, a Letter to the 'Times'

Crime and Government at Hong Kong, a Letter to the 'Times'

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...at the time of the occur"rence. At the mouth of the Ningpo river is a "small village of saltmakers, at which the salt com"missioner stations a deputy. This officer, after "being beaten and compelled to swallow excrement, "was driven away by Portuguese, who came and "collected the salt gabel in the name of his Consul. "A copy of the proclamation, issued by the mis"creant, I myself copied, and sent to that Consul at "Ningpo. "About nine-tenths of these sanguinary harpies "were Portuguese. The balance consisted of vaga"bonds from every maritime state under heaven, "representing almost every class in society. I have "known a Cossack, from the Lena, rob a Chusan "fisherman of the leavings of one of my piratical "townsmen, a former member of the New York bar, "at that time in the Portuguese service "What course, it will be asked, did the local autho"rities pursue towards the invaders? They simply "remonstrated. When, for a brief period, the duties "of U. S. Consul at this port were imposed on "me, I was frequently applied to, by H. E., the "Tautai, for information as to the nationality of the "parties, who, in boats and lorchas, were oppressing "the people. Chinese officials, on the coast, are in "constant dread of provoking the ire of any foreign "power; they believe that we are all linked toge"ther, and that any one would resent the least re "sistance which another might experience ""With the exception of the intimation furnished by "the case of a score of Japanese pirates, who were "publicly boiled to death in the streets of Ningpo "(1406, A.d.), by order of the envoy of that...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623630
  • 9781236623638