Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years 1857, '58, '59, Band 1

W. Blackwood, 1860 - 532 Seiten
The author, private secretary to Lord Elgin, gives a history of the Special Mission to China and Japan which extends over two years. Placed in the form of a personal narrative it records their experiences in those

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Seite 454 - The Christian religion, as professed by Protestants or Roman Catholics, inculcates the practice of virtue, and teaches man to do as he would be done by.
Seite 452 - He shall not be called upon to perform any ceremony derogatory to him as representing the Sovereign of an independent nation on a footing of equality with that of China. On the other hand, he shall use the same forms of ceremony and respect to His Majesty the Emperor as are employed by the Ambassadors, Ministers, or Diplomatic Agents of Her Majesty towards the Sovereigns of independent and equal European nations.
Seite 461 - It is distinctly understood that the payment of transit dues, by commutation or otherwise, shall in no way affect the tariff duties on imports or exports, which will continue to be levied separately and in full.
Seite 451 - ... named as their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say: Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Sir Henry Pottinger, Bart.
Seite 476 - His Majesty the Emperor of China hereby agrees that the Ambassador, Minister, or other Diplomatic Agent, so appointed by Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, may reside, with his family and establishment, permanently at the capital, or may visit it occasionally, at the option of the British Government.
Seite 457 - In like manner if a Chinese have reason to complain of a British subject, the Consul shall no less listen to his complaint, and endeavour to settle it in a friendly manner. If disputes take place of such a nature that the Consul cannot arrange them amicably, then he shall request the assistance of the Chinese authorities, that they may together examine into the merits of the case, and decide it equitably.
Seite 464 - British merchant cannot agree with the Customhouse officer, then each party shall choose so many chests out of- every hundred, which being first weighed in gross, shall afterwards be tared, and the average tare upon these chests shall be assumed as the tare upon the whole, and upon this principle shall the tare be fixed upon all other goods and packages.
Seite 456 - All questions in regard to rights, whether of property, or person, arising between citizens of the United States in China, shall be subject to the jurisdiction of, and regulated by, the authorities of their own government.
Seite 451 - Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers and found them to be in due and proper form, excepting those presented by the representative of Their Excellencies the Presidents of the United States of America, Nicaragua and Paraguay, who act ad referendum, have agreed to celebrate a Convention on literary and artistic copyrights, in the following terms: Art.
Seite 248 - It is agreed that Her Britannic Majesty's Chief High Officer in China shall correspond with the Chinese High Officers, both at the capital and in the Provinces, under the term "communication...

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