An Aide-de-camp's Recollections of Service in China: A Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to Other Islands in the Chinese Seas


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第 152 頁 - His Majesty the Emperor of China agrees that British subjects, with their families and establishments, shall be allowed to reside , for the purpose of carrying on their mercantile pursuits , without molestation or restraint , at the cities and towns of Canton , Amoy , Foochowfoo , Ningpo , and Shanghai...
第 152 頁 - Britain, &c., will appoint superintendents, or consular officers, to reside at each of the above-named cities or towns, to be the medium of communication between the Chinese authorities and the said merchants, and to see that the just duties and other dues of the Chinese Government, as hereafter provided for, are duly discharged by her Britannic Majesty's subjects.
第 49 頁 - August, 1341 , not one single house was yet built ; not a portion of the brushwood had been cleared away from this desolate spot. By June 1842, the town was considerably more than two miles long, containing storehouses and shops, here called
第 160 頁 - There were likewise found various buttons, distinguishing princely rank, carved out of precious stones, such as his situation by no means entitled him to wear. Many score of these gems were discovered, besides pieces of the same kind in the rough state, to an incalculable amount, and in an endless variety, unknown even among the imperial treasures.
第 244 頁 - During the night the watch consists of six men, relieved every hour. As there is no watch or clock on board, they calculate the time by means of a joss-stick, on which are four marks at equal distances. A watch extends from one mark to another. The joss-stick is lighted at eight o'clock at night. They use two during the night, from whence it will be seen the last watch finishes at four o'clock in the morning. "The armament is composed in the following manner : — 1 long cannon, twelve-pounder.
第 225 頁 - ... houses ; on a small island, facing this town, is a joss-house, which spot is the frequent rendezvous of pic-nic parties from Victoria. The temple contains various relics — among which, and by no means the least singular, is a species of incense vase, supported by two figures, dressed precisely in the costume of Europeans of the seventeenth century. I could never ascertain its history — the only answer to my inquiries being — " too muchy old oh" — the received Canton phraseology for its...
第 160 頁 - Among his treasures of pearls and precious stones, upwards of two hundred strings or bracelets of the former were discovered, many times exceeding in value those in our imperial possession. One among the pearls belonging to Ho-quen was of an enormous size, and exceeded even that which adorns the imperial crown. There were likewise found...
第 99 頁 - I regret to say, that Lieut. Fitzjames, one seaman, and one marine of the C'ornwallis, were severely wounded. The operations of this day were executed under a burning sun, with the thermometer above 90°, and the loss of life in consequence has been serious. In addition .to those killed and wounded in action, I have to lament the loss of Brev.
第 242 頁 - American vessel which is laden with them has not, in that case, to submit to the hard necessity of going up to Whampoa and there paying the enormous port charges exacted from all foreign vessels by the avarice or ignorance of the Chinese. " We now present all the information in detail, which we were able to obtain some days since from on board a large smuggling-boat anchored in the bay of HongKong. " This boat belonged to a rich Chinese merchant, named Aqui, established for some time in the new English...
第 207 頁 - ... unfortunate individuals, on whom this foul deed has been committed, were inoffensive camp followers and seamen, who neither were armed, nor had any means of defending themselves or of molesting others, and who were specially entitled, as distressed and shipwrecked men, both by the laws and usages of China, to kindness and protection, the plenipotentiary has no language by which he can sufficiently proclaim the sentiments of abhorrence and detestation with which he views this lamentable affair,...