History of the Relations of Russia and China Under Peter the Great, 1689-1730

History of the Relations of Russia and China Under Peter the Great, 1689-1730

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...to reach "Eskel." Immediately an Imperial ukase ordered Lieutenant-Colonel Buchholz, conformably with the information supplied by Gargarin, to take from Tobolsk 1500 men, whichengineersandminir.gexpertsfrom amongstthe Swedish prisoners of war, and to proceed to the Yamycheff, where he was to build a military outpost. He wintered there and in the spring of 1715 he reached "Iskel" or "Eskel" and there prospected for the gold-bearing sand. On the 17th February Gargarin wrote a letter in reply to those sent by Tsevang. In this letter he contested the rights of the Kalmuks upon the upper Yenisei, the Ob, the Yenisei and the Lena belonging entirely to Russia, and in the name of reciprocity he claimed perfect commercial freedom for the Russians. Another letter from Gargarin to Tsevang informed him of the expedition under Buchholz, sought to reassure him upon its object, and promised him help and succour if he did not interfere with the forces of the mission. In February 1716 an ukase despatched the sotnik, B. B. Tcheredoff, and the boyar of Tobolsk, T. J. Etiger, to carry this letter to Tsevang. Peter the Great, for his part, despatched to Buchholz an order dated from the vessel Ingermoland at Copenhagen on the 7th August 1716, and to Tsevang himself a complimentary letter dated from Amsterdam on the 18th December 1716. Before reaching its destination the letter received an addition by Gargarin, suggested by the course of events. Buchholz had arrived in Tobolsk on the 13th November 1714, and he set forward in July 1715 with 3,000 men and 1,500 horses, and reached the Irtish. Having reached the Yamy (1) Sining and Tapa in Kansu. cheff on the 1st October 1715 he immediately set to work to build a military post, and...show more

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