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Burma Past and Present Volume 2 Albert Fytche

Burma Past and Present Volume 2

Albert Fytche

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230417165
Paperback
112 pages
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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX F. LETTER OfMoreThis 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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX F. LETTER Of APOLOGY From The EMPEROR Of CHINA, AND CREDENTIALS OF THE ENVOY KUO SUNG-TAO, ON HIS MISSION TO GREAT BRITAIN. Dated October, 1876. (Translation.) The Emperor of China salutes the Queen of England and Empress of India. Having become inheritor of the great estate by the mandate of Heaven, and reverently continued the succession to our great estate, we have borne in affectionate remembrance the States in amity with us and [have desired] to consolidate for ever relations of friendship and concord. In the first moon of the first year of the reign of Kwang Sii (February, 1875), the official interpreter of your Majestys Government, Ma Kia-li (Mr. Margary) by name, whilst travelling under passport from Burma, and on having reached the frontier region of the province of Yunnan, was murdered, and his companion, Colonel Browne, was attacked and driven back. We made special appointment of Li Han-chang, GovernorGeneral of the Hu Kusang provinces, to proceed to Yunnan for the purpose of instituting inquiry and taking action in conformity with the principles of justice- and we furthermore issued a Decree enjoining upon the Governors-General and Governors of all the provinces that they should give instructions to all local authorities within their jurisdiction to the effect that the provisions of the Treaties must be duly fulfilled with reference to all persons travelling under passport in the places under their authority. Li Hun-chang having completed his investigation, memorialised us requesting that the military officer, Li Cheu-kwoh, and others might be severally punished for their offences. In the month of August last, we further specially appointed Li Hun-chang, a Senior Grand Secretary, Governor-General of the Province of...