Index to Executive Documents

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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: ...bank) is in our possession, and the others believed to be now easily reduced. Yee is either insane or a very great, self-possessed, general; I think the former. I am happy to learn the only wounds sustained by our men have been accidentally self-inflicted--two marines killed by accidental discharge of a rifle. Yours, ever sincerely, PETER PARKER. His Excellency Sir John Bowring, L.L. D., U. B. M. Plenipotentiary, dec, &c, to China, Canton. Despatch No. 31.--Exhibit D.--November 22, 1856. Memoranda. Novemrer 21, 1856. In company with Commodore Armstrong visited Canton, at the instance of Sir John Bowring, with a view to meet his excellency and Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, for a friendly conference under the existing state of our mutual relations with the authorities of this province. The interview was held at the British consulate. Sir John Bowring informed us his correspondence with the imperial commissioner, Yee, had been most unsatisfactory, and that he now turned the matter over to the naval commander-in-chief, but had received no reply. He remarked that the conduct of the commissioner was unfathomable, and that he was probably looking forward to deification. Sir John informed us that the project of communicating with Peking for the present is abandoned--a material objection to so doing is the possibility of its being construed at court as an indication of weakness, and an invocation of its interposition to extricate them from difficulty--but that hereafter a full representation will be made. Admiral Seymour alluded to his demand for the entr to the city of all foreign officials, and his motive was, that it was a subject of like interest to all; and Sir John reiterated that his instructions were to co-operate with the other treaty...show more

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